Monday, November 26, 2012

Montana Land Reliance Project Finalized in Gallatin County

Gallatin County, the Montana Land Reliance, the NRCS and the Smith family finalize a conservation easement to conserve 1,100 acres of ranchland north of Belgrade. Travelers for Open Land funds also contributed to this project.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Five Valleys Land Trust Receives Rock Creek Funding

The Missoula County Commission has approved $400,000 in open space funding to help Five Valleys Land Trust conserve and restore land along Rock Creek. One of the first Travelers for Open Land grants in 2009 helped fund a project near this property.

Friday, November 16, 2012

TFOL Sign Displayed at Helena Tourism Alliance

Heidi O'Brien and Pat Doyle from the Helena Tourism Alliance display a new Travelers for Open Land sign in the Alliance office. The Helena Tourism Alliance and Travelers for Open Land are exploring ways to help Helena tourism and conserve area open lands through cooperative activities. We're looking forward to working with Heidi, Pat and the Helena Tourism Alliance.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Prickly Pear Land Trust Project Helps Fishing Access

Article in the Helena IR highlights a Prickly Pear Land Trust project to conserve agriculture land in the Helena Valley and create new fishing access to Prickly Pear Creek.

Thanks to Comfort Suites in Helena

Great visit this morning with Jeff Laverdiere at the Comfort Suites in Helena. He's an advocate of Travelers for Open Land and is now implementing the program at the hotel. Thanks Jeff and staff - looking forward to working with you.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Story of Margrit Syroid and Primm Meadow

Thoughtful and heart-warming column by Greg Tollefson remembers the determination of Margrit Syroid, a "sweet little lady with a singsong Swiss accent" who led the effort to conserve Primm's Meadow in the Blackfoot. Margrit passed away in late October.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bozeman Passes $15 Million Parks and Trails Bond

Congratulations to the supporters and voters who helped pass the Bozeman $15 million Trails and Parks Bond. The bond proposal passed with overwhelming support - 73% to 27%. Very impressive vote and very well run campaign.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Travelers for Open Land had a collaborative conversation with Pat Doyle of the Helena Tourism Alliance about the great outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Helena. The Helena Tourism Alliance promotes Helena and Travelers for Open Land promotes Montana, so we'll be looking for ways to work together to help both programs and both areas.