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.”