Thursday, February 25, 2010

Glad to Have Prickly Pear Land Trust's Support

Hope everyone enjoys Aidan Myhre's Travelers for Open Land presentation tonight at the Prickly Pear Land Trust annual meeting in Helena. Travelers is an exciting concept and we're glad to have Prickly Pear's support.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Legendary Butte Bars and Conservation Easements

Not too often do legendary Butte bars like the M&M and conservation easements merge into one thought, but it happened today in an editorial in the Montana Standard at
Here's the thing about the M&M: If you couldn't have fun at the M&M, you were a dud who couldn't have fun anywhere.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jack Rich Says "Contribute to Travelers for Open Land"

The Travelers for Open Land Facebook page received this post from Jack Rich of the Rich Ranch, a participating business in the Travelers program: Conservation efforts are worth it!!! The snowmobiling picture was taken this winter in the Horseshoe Hills near Seeley Lake. Until recently the "hills" were mostly corporate timber land and at risk of subdivision. Then the Blackfoot Challenge and Nature Conservancy got involved with the local community and as a result this landscape is now part of the Lolo National Forest and available for continued enjoyment by all. So if you have the chance - CONTRIBUTE TO TRAVELERS FOR OPEN LAND............Jack Rich

"Travelers is a Brilliant Idea"

Travelers for Open Land recently highlighted the conservation and restoration work on Odell Creek, in the Madison Valley. On Feb. 19, Travelers received this email from Jeff Laszlo of the Granger Ranches and the Odell Project Leader: "Thanks for the comments on the Odell Restoration Project. Granger Ranches and the Laszlo family are honored to be part of this collaboration. I think your idea to raise money for conservation is brilliant. What traveler would not want to contribute? Keep up the good work." (Photo of Odell Creek looking west. Photo by Alex Diekmann)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Land Conservation Featured at Ravalli County Event

The Montana Association of Land Trusts, one of the partners in Travelers for Open Land, will participate in a Ravalli County information fair on Saturday, Feb. 27. The information fair will focus on the county's open lands bond program, and MALT will highlight the value of conservation easements to the public and easement benefits to landowners. The event starts at 1:00 PM in the Bedford Building in Hamilton.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Great Job, Grant Creek Inn and Buck's T-4

Great job Lucy and crew at the Best Western Grant Creek Inn in Missoula, and Mike and gang at Buck's T-4 in Big Sky for the collection of donations you just contributed to Travelers for Open Land. It pays to ask the guest, and you're proof. Keep up the great work!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Travelers For Open Land Featured at Prickly Pear Annual Meeting

Travelers for Open Land will be featured on the agenda of the Prickly Pear Land Trust annual meeting starting at 5:30 PM on Thursday, Feb. 25. The meeting is at the Lewis and Clark Library Conference Room in Helena. Thanks to Prickly Pear for promoting the Travelers program.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Whitehall Store Joins Travelers Program

Tim Mulligan and The Corner Store in Whitehall are the newest members of the Travelers for Open Land program. Tim is owner of The Corner Store, a convenience store/sporting good store on the corner of Whitehall Street and Legion Avenue in Whitehall. Look for the Travelers collection box near the fishing supplies. Tim is an avid sportsman and former Fish, Wildlife & Parks commissioner. Travelers extends a warm welcome to The Corner Store in Whitehall, and thanks to Tim for signing up.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

133 Acres Protected in Helena

Excellent article in the Helena Independent Record about Prickly Pear Land Trust and city of Helena working together to protect open land and recreational hiking trails at