The guardsmen were part of a flight crew on a Blackhawk helicopter that flew together during training about a week ago, confirmed Master Sgt. Michael Touchette.
If successful, the measure would need to gather more than 50,000 signatures and would go before voters in two years.
The student is part of a class of 30 from 13 different law enforcement agencies.
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines and California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at protecting communities by increasing forest management and reducing environmental litigation.
The Great American Outdoors Act is now the law of the land.
A federal judge has ordered the temporary halt of a Bureau of Land Management prescribed burning project in the Elkhorn Mountains near Townsend.
Documents released by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday say that agency leaders including Commissioner of Reclamation Brenda Burman ordered the renaming of two campgrounds on Canyon Ferry Reservoir and that local officials were inundated with comments and complaints but not permitted to release a statement until the agency reversed its decision.
“This is an opportunity to restore that species to one of the last remaining places it historically occurred.”
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney pledged this week to work to strengthen the state’s public access programs and to veto legislation privatizing wildlife.