On Wednesday, a bill honoring the life of Alex Diekmann passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 400 to 3. Congressman Greg Gianforte teamed up with U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester to sponsor the bill. According to Gianforte, Diekmann was a champion for Montana.

“Alex Diekmann was a renowned conservationist who lived in Bozeman, Montana,” said Gianforte. “He dedicated his professional life to protecting the scenic resources of more than 50 district areas in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Mr. Diekmann lost his heroic battle with cancer on February 1, 2016.”

Diekmann worked for 16 years with the Trust for Public Land. The 9,765-foot peak in the Madison Range would be named “Alex Diekmann Peak.”

“He leaves a legacy of conservation across Montana and the Northern Rockies that will continue to benefit the United States for generations to come,” Gianforte said. “The designation of this peak in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in Montana will honor the life and legacy of Alex Diekmann.”

Gianforte says he looks forward to climbing “Alex Diekmann Peak” in Alex’s honor. The bill now goes to the president for his consideration.

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