Sunday, September 30, 2012

Five Valleys Land Trust - Boyer Team Up for New Easement

Joe Boyer, a rancher west of Missoula near Frenchtown, and Five Valleys Land Trust have partnered up for their second conservation easement in three years. The 1,000-acre easement is the home of 80 different bird species and the ranch has been in the Boyer family for over a century.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Auction Items Raises $3,200 for MALT

Thanks to Prickly Pear Land Trust, PRO Outfitters and Jim Utterback, the PPLT Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction raised $3,200 for MALT’s 2012 operating budget.

A deluxe two-day, two-night guided fishing trip in the Blackfoot area (which includes a new Orvis rod and reel) was a live auction item at the popular Sept. 22 PPLT event. Prickly Pear designated funds from the item to go to MALT, and PPLT board member Jim Utterback successfully bid $3,200 for the item.

MALT extends its sincere appreciation to PPLT, PRO Outfitters and Jim Utterback for making this donation possible.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Land Trust Offers Auction Items MALT Funding

Prickly Pear Land Trust is offering a two-day, two-night fishing experience with PRO Outfitters and an Orvis Helios 904-4 weight rod and reel as a combo auction item at the PPLT Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction in Helena on Sept. 22. Funds from the auction item are earmarked for the Montana Association of Land Trusts (parent organization for Travelers for Open Land). This promises to be a terrific fishing experience with great fishing, talented guides and remarkable accommodations. Check out the event at the Prickly Pear website, and thanks to everyone at PPLT for their support of MALT and Travelers for Open Land.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Land Trust and City Partner on Parks Project

Prickly Pear Land Trust and the city of Helena will be able to use a Forest Service grant to complete the Mount Ascension Natural Park project. There is significant public support within the community for this project, which is part of the "Backdrop Initiative" plan in Helena.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

GVLT Celebrates Improved Trailhead

Gallatin Valley Land Trust helps lead a coalition of groups, agencies and individuals in reopening a new, expanded and improved Sourdough Trailhead.