Robbing the Public: Montana Stream Access Debates Sarah Grigg March 6, 2013 Permissive stream access laws — when crafted to protect property owners and respected by stream users — make recreation, river conservation, and recreation-driven business possible. Given the compelling data provided by state, federal and private researchers, why are opponents hell-bent on ripping down laws that have proven to be an economic boon to these states? Publication: The DrakeIssue: Spring 2012Montana offers model stream access legislation that serves as a beacon to other states. But a powerful minority is attempting to rip it down. My full article runs in Spring 2013 issue of The Drake.