Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artists & Authors for Open Space

Great article in the Helena IR about the Montana Land Reliance upcoming event named "Artists & Authors for Open Space." There's even a photo of Doug Mitchell kind of pretending to read a book. MLR received a Travelers for Open Land grant in 2011.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Travelers For Open Land has a New Facebook Page!

We are currently working on expanding, improving, and renovating the TFOL Facebook page!  Make sure to click on this link and "like" our new page so that you are able to stay up-to-date on all of the latest with Travelers for Open Land.   Here is a direct link to our Facebook page:

Thanks for the support!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Longest Day of Trails Rides Today

Gallatin Valley Land Trust leads a community trail celebration today in Bozeman. Check it out.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thanks to the El Western in Ennis

Katie Boland (left) and El Western Lodge and Cabins owner Kris Hauck discussed Travelers for Open Land in Ennis today. Thanks to Kris and the crew at the El Western for being such strong supporters of our program.

Thanks for the Donations!

Thanks much to the Best Western Grant Creek Inn in Missoula for sending in donations to Travelers for Open Land. Keep up the great work! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bozeman City Commission Advances Open Space Bond

Last night the Bozeman City Commission heard over 30 people testify in favor of a proposed trails, open space and recreation bond. The commission then voted 4-1 to take the next step of reviewing proposed bond ballot language.

Monday, June 18, 2012

New Summer Employee Joins TFOL

My name is Katie Boland and I just joined Travelers for Open Land for the summer of 2012. I am extremely excited to join this amazing program! I will be working on increasing the visibility of the program through social media, newsletters, and personal visits to businesses around the state. Throughout the summer I will be traveling to meet with existing members of TFOL as well as working on expanding the program.  A big thank you goes out to the Montana Community Foundation for helping to make this position possible.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tollefson Honored at FVLT Open House

Best wishes to Greg Tollefson as he retires from Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula and moves on to new opportunities. Greg and FVLT have produced amazing work the last quarter century.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Helena "Social" Trails Reviewed

Interesting article in the Helena IR about efforts by local officials and Prickly Pear Land Trust to stem unauthorized creation and use of "social" trails.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 15 Open House at Five Valleys Land Trust

Stop by an Open House on Friday, June 15, starting at 4:00 PM to celebrate Five Valley Land Trust's new office and to honor Greg Tollefson. Greg was the conservation director at FVLT for many years. Swing by FVLT at 120 Hickory Street and "raise a toast" to Greg on Friday. FVLT has received two Travelers  for Open Land grants, one in 2009 and one in 2011.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thanks to Red Lodge Workshop Participants

Thanks to all the presenters and to Travis Standley at the Carbon County Extension Office for participating in the Red Lodge conservation easement workshop on June 6. Thanks also to the landowners who attended. The Montana Land Reliance and Peaks and Prairies Land Trust both made presentations at the workshop.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Travelers for Open Land Welcomes Katie Boland

Katie Boland will be working on the Travelers for Open Land program this summer, and we're thrilled to have her onboard. Katie is a business major at MSU in Bozeman and will be meeting with the properties currently participating in Travelers for Open Land as well as working to expand the program with new participants.  

Workshop on Conservation Easements in Red Lodge on June 6

Guest column in the Carbon County News invites area landowners to attend a June 6 conservation easement workshop in Red Lodge. The guest column is written by Don Carroll of Peaks and Prairies Land Trust.