Sunday, September 26, 2010

MIKA Board Donates $1,000 to Travelers for Open Land

Thanks to the Montana Innkeepers Association board of directors for making the decision to donate $1,000 to Travelers for Open Land. Travelers is grateful for your support!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Residents Want Tourism Industry to Protect Open Land

According to an Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research survey of Montana residents, these should be the top four priorities for the Montana tourism industry: Hire locals, maintain Montana's character, preserve open space and prevent over development.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tourism Research Highlights Travelers for Open Land

At the Montana Association of Planners conference yesterday Norma Nickerson of the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research gave a presentation about the ITRR's research and findings. She gave a nice plug for Travelers for Open Land and said the program's an excellent complement to the state's tourism promotion efforts.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Open Land and Antelope

Drove from Whitehall to Malta last week and from Big Timber to Malta the landscape was amazingly lush green with pronghorn antelope everywhere. Great sight to see.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TFOL Presentation at Fairmont Hot Springs

Looking forward to making a Travelers for Open Land presentation to the staff and management of Fairmont Hot Springs later today. Fairmont Hot Springs participates in the Travelers program and the presentation will offer some staff training and additional information about Travelers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flathead Land Trust Turns 25

Great article in the Kalispell Daily Inter Lake salutes the work and accomplishments of Flathead Land Trust as FLT celebrates its 25th anniversary. Flathead Land Trust received a Travelers for Open Land grant in 2010 for a project to protect important lands along the mainstem of the Flathead River. The article can be found at

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Publication Features Buck's T-4 and Travelers for Open Land

Buck's T-4, Mike Scholz and Travelers for Open Land are featured in the September edition of a publication named Big Sky Monthly Events Calendar. The front page article showcases Buck's and discusses Mike's return to the property and his commitment to Travelers for Open Land.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Five Valleys Land Trust Finalizes Peterson Ranch Easement

Congratulations to Sue and Randy Peterson and Five Valleys Land Trust for finalizing the conservation easement on the Peterson ranch near Drummond. The property has conservation, agricultural and historic importance, and the access trail is a very nice touch. Five Valleys Land Trust received a 2009 Travelers for Open Land grant. Read more about the Peterson ranch at