Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Travelers For Open Land - Community Monday

Travelers for Open Land is working on a fun event with the Blackfoot River Brewing Company (Helena) called Community Monday. Community Monday offers pizza, beer and a fun way to help raise funds for nonprofits like Travelers. The date is still uncertain but it could be as early as June. Stay tuned for more details. Thanks to the Blackfoot River Brewing Company.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo 3 - Farm and Ranch Lands

Photo 3 in a series showcasing the value of private land protection - farm and ranch lands.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Timbers Motel in Bigfork

I'm staying at the Timbers Motel, a Travelers for Open Land member in Bigfork. Nice location, nice breakfast, and a nice room. The Travelers for Open Land window cling is on the front window of the lobby and the TFOL collection box is front and center. Thanks to Rick and the gang at the Timbers for participating in the Travelers program.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Travelers Program at State Bed and Breakfast Convention

Thanks to Bobbi Uecker, owner of the Sanders Bed and Breakfast in Helena, for giving a presentation on Travelers for Open Land to the Montana Bed and Breakfast Association Convention at Fairmont Hot Springs. Bobbi and the Sanders are active members in the Travelers program.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why Open Land is Important - Photo 2

Here's another reason why open land is important - wildlife habitat. Photo of moose taken by Grant Kier of Five Valleys Land Trust.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why Open Land is Important - Photo 1

Travelers for Open Land is starting a series of photos to show why protection of open land and recreational opportunities are important to Montana's economy, landscape and quality of life. Here's photo #1.

Monday, March 15, 2010

High Hopes for Travelers in 2010!

Travelers for Open Land had a great planning meeting Thursday in Bozeman. Thanks to Jeff Welch at Mercury CSC for hosting, and thanks to the planning team for participating. High hopes for Travelers in 2010!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Montana Ranch Wins National Wetlands Award

Congratulations to the Laszlo family and Granger Ranches for winning a 2010 National Wetlands Award for Landowner Stewardship. The award honors the restoration of Odell Creek in Madison County, and marks the first time a Montana ranch family has won the award. The Odell Creek project is a good example of private land conservation and the value of protecting open lands. Congratulations to all the partners on the Odell project.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Five Valleys Land Trust Promotes Travelers Program

Five Valleys Land Trust's 2009 Annual Report contains a very nice promotion of Travelers for Open Land. Five Valleys Land Trust is headquartered in Missoula and 2009 was an excellent year for them. Thanks to Five Valleys for helping make 2010 an excellent year for Travelers for Open Land.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pizza and Pint Night

Thanks to Blackfoot River Brewing Company in Helena for helping Prickly Pear Land Trust during "Pizza and a Pint Night" on March 15. From 5:00-7:00 PM, when you order a pint and a slice of gourmet pizza, all proceeds go to Prickly Pear. What a deal!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Travelers for Open Land Presented at B&B Convention

Travelers for Open Land will be highlighted during a presentation at the Montana Bed & Breakfast Association annual convention on March 21-23 at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mackenzie River Pizza Helps Boost Travelers Program

Travelers for Open Land got a nice plug from Mackenzie River Pizza and the Helena Convention and Visitor Bureau recently. The regular HCVB newsletter reported as an Insider Tip: Mackenzie River Pizza really is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. Mackenzie River is the largest donor to Travelers for Open Land which strives to conserve scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, working farms and ranches and recreational lands.