Monday, July 30, 2012

Bud Moore Conservation Award Winner Named

Congratulations to Tim Manley, a biologist at Montana FWP who has received the first Bud Moore Conservation Award. Bud was a remarkable man and to win an award given as a tribute to him is truly an honor for TIm. Read more at

Friday, July 27, 2012

GVLT Receives Grant for Trail Improvements

Gallatin Valley Land Trust received a Travelers for Open Land grant in 2011 for trail work near Big Sky, and GVLT just received a grant from REI for work on the Triple Tree Trail near Bozeman. Great job, GVLT! (Bozeman Chronicle Photo)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TFOL Employee Visits with Businesses Around the State

Our summer employee, Katie Boland, just got back from traveling nearly 1,000 miles across Montana over the past two days! She visited with nine different businesses in Seeley Lake, Kalispell, Whitefish, and West Glacier.  She also got the chance to meet with the executive director of the Flathead Valley Land Trust to learn a little bit more about the area and some of the projects they are working on. Besides just meeting with current participants, she got the chance to speak with potential businesses who were interested in joining the program. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ride de Root

Bitter Root Land Trust is lead sponsor of the "Tour of the Bitterroot" cycling event. An article in the Ravalli Republic highlights the July 15-16 races and the adventure that makes the "Tour" so special.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

TPL Teams Up With Glacier National Park

Nice story about The Trust for Public Land teaming up with Glacier National Park to protect some ground, some local history and some local legend.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thank you to The Sanders-Helena's Bed and Breakfast!

Travelers for Open Land would like to thank The Sanders-Helena's Bed and Breakfast's for their donation to the program today!  Earlier today, Katie met with Bobbi Uecker of The Sanders and discussed new and creative ways to implement the program. We cannot thank them enough for their active participation in Travelers for Open Land! 

Make sure to check out their website before your next trip to Helena:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Riverside Motel and Cabins Joins TFOL

Thanks to John and Anne at the Riverside Motel & Cabins in Ennis for joining Travelers for Open Land. They are displaying program materials in their lobby area.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Magpie Guest House sends donations

Recently, Travelers for Open Land received donations raised by the Magpie Guest House out of Bozeman!  We would like to sincerely thank them for all they have done for the TFOL program.  Magpie Guest House has gone above and beyond by supporting this program for the past three years.  Thank you Magpie Guest House!  Take a look at their website if you plan on visiting the Bozeman area and need somewhere to stay!

Economic Case Made for Bozeman Recreation Bond

Allen May makes a case the proposed Bozeman trail, parks and recreation bond will boost the local economy. Read his Bozeman Chronicle guest column here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bitter Root Land Trust Closes on River Property

Congratulations to Bitter Root Land Trust. Here's a message from them yesterday: It's official! Bitter Root Land Trust is now the proud owner of 22 acres on the Bitterroot River! A HUGE Thank You to everyone for your donations and support that made this phase of the project possible. But we aren't out of the woods yett--there is still so much to do and a whole lot of fundraising yet to go! Stay tuned to Facebook and our for all the ways you can donate and help out and get this beautiful riverfront natural area ready for everyone to enjoy!

Travelers for Open Land has helped fund this terrific project.

Monday, July 2, 2012

El Western Cabins and Madison River

Working on a new in-room Travelers for Open Land insert for the El Western Cabins & Lodges in Ennis. Planning to use this picture on the insert: Alex Diekmann of The Trust for Public Land took this photo on the Madison River. This photo is part of the 3 Dollar Bridge project that provides river and hunting access along the Madison.