Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thanks to Mercury CSC!

Thanks to Mercury CSC in Bozeman and Mercury employees Kim Parlett and Mike Cook for their donation to Travelers for Open Land. It's a great way to close 2009!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Great Article in Outside Bozeman Magazine

Really nice article about Travelers for Open Land in the new edition of Outside Bozeman Magazine. Thanks to Dave Reuss and Mike England for their interest in the Travelers program. The article does a nice job explaining the way the program works and what the program is designed to accomplish. Check it out - see the full article at http://www.outsidebozeman.com/magazine.php?action=fullArticle&articleID=1384.

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Take good care of it while you're here"

Neat article in the Missoulian today about the Boyer conservation easement. Here are the first two paragraphs from the article: Joe Boyer never felt he had the right to sell his ranch west of Frenchtown. Generations before him had toiled there, and his father, buried on the land, had encouraged him to be a steward. "You just take good care of it while you're here, Joe," said Boyer, recalling his father's words. "Just keep it up. Hold onto it. Do the best you can. Pass it on the same way."

Monday, December 7, 2009

The O'Dell Creek restoration project

The Jan/Feb 2010 edition of Fly Fisherman Magazine has a terrific article about the O'Dell Creek restoration project. O'Dell Creek is in Montana's fabled Madison Valley and two land trusts - The Trust for Public Land and Montana Land Reliance - were among the long and impressive list of partners that made the project such a success. The article is titled - Protect, Rebuild, Restore: How an innovative conservation model is reshaping the future of the lower Madison Valley. Check it out.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rich Ranch Lodge Plaque

Thanks to the Rich Ranch (located in the Blackfoot Valley) for their participation in Travelers for Open Land. Here's a photo of a plaque proudly posted outside at the entry to the Rich Ranch Lodge. The plaque reads "Proud Member of Travelers for Open Land."