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Peak to be named in honor of conservationist Alex Diekmann

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President Donald J. Trump has signed a bill to name an unnamed peak in memory of Montana conservationist Alex Diekmann.

The bill was sponsored by Montana’s Congressional delegation and names the 9,765-foot peak as “Alex Diekmann Peak.”

U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today made the following statements after their bill to honor the life of renowned Montana conservationist, Alex Diekmann was signed into law by President Trump:

“Alex Diekmann Peak will now forever remind Montanans and visitors of the lasting impact Alex had on local communities and protecting Montana’s public lands,” said Daines.  “I look forward to visiting and climbing Alex Diekmann Peak in Alex’s honor with his family to commemorate his life.” 

“Alex Diekmann was a champion for Montana’s public lands,” said Tester. “Getting this bill signed into law ensures that his spirit will live on and his contributions to conservation and outdoor recreation will be remembered for generations to come.”

“Naming the peak after Alex Diekmann is a tribute to a man who united people to protect our public lands. Alex embodied the spirit of working together that defines our state,” Gianforte said. “I look forward to hiking Alex Diekmann Peak with my family to honor him, his work, and his memory.”

Background:

In Bozeman, Diekmann worked as a senior project manager for the Trust for Public Land. He worked for 16 years to protect the Madison and Greater Yellowstone Area, which includes the Taylor Fork in the Gallatin Canyon, Three Dollar Bridge, Chestnut Mountain and Frog Rock, and the restoration of O’Dell Creek in the Madison Valley.

Diekmann also worked on more than 55 projects and helped to preserve more than 100,000 acres during his time with the Trust for Public Lands. Some of his accomplishments also include conserving 23,000 acres of forested lands surrounding Whitefish, Montana. In addition, he sought to protect of The Offline Ranch, The Sun Ranch, The Granger Ranches, The Boltz Ranch, The Gecho Ranch and The Crumley Ranch.

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