The tree will be hauled across the country and displayed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The BSNF Railway line and U.S. Highway 2 remained closed Friday after an avalanche left debris on the tracks and the road on the southern edge of Glacier National Park.
The state’s fuel tax hasn’t been raised since the mid-1990s.
Park officials say 15 bison originally slated for the quarantine on the Fort Peck Reservation were instead loaded onto trailers Wednesday morning and sent to slaughter.
The new deal resulted from two weeks of negotiations and removes a political obstacle for the park after Montana Gov. Steve Bullock temporarily blocked Yellowstone’s plan to kill up to 1,300 of Yellowstone’s 5,500 bison this winter.
The dam would divert irrigation water for 55,000 acres of croplands in Montana and North Dakota.