Monday, July 29, 2013

Traveling the State for Travelers for Open Land

In the next month, I will be heading out to visit the Travelers for Open Land participating businesses all over the state, places like Bitterroot River Bed and Breakfast. I'm looking forward to visiting with everyone about the program. See you on Thursday, Missoula, Stevensville, and Superior!

Flathead Lakers Salute Montana TNC

The Flathead Lakers will present their annual Stewardship Award to the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Montana Nature Conservancy for their contribution to protecting the North Fork Flathead watershed from industrial coal mining and energy development. The presentation takes place July 30, 7:00 PM, at the Glacier Camp & Conference Center 4.5 miles south of Lakeside.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TNC and Centennial Valley Landowners Featured in NPR Stories

NPR did a couple stories about The Nature Conservancy's work in the Centennial Valley working with landowners on sage grouse projects. The stories highlight how the efforts benefit sage grouse, other wildlife, the landscape and landowners.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Senator Tester on the Value of Open Land

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Senator Tester:
"... we don't often think of (our natural resources) as economic drivers, but they are. There are businesses that locate to Montana because of our mountains and our good fisheries and our hunting, and there are folks that move here and take a far less wage than they could somewhere else ... they'll move to Montana and work for less money because of the quality of life; and the outdoors is a big part of that quality of life."  

 -Senator Tester recently during a radio interview talking about the importance of the Crown of the Continent, and other community led initiatives to protect our public lands

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thanks, Magpie Guest House!

Thank you to Jeff and Kathy Ball of Magpie Guest House in Bozeman for sending in more donations they collected for Travelers for Open Land. They're tremendous supporters of the program and the ones who suggested TFOL window clings for everyone who donates!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stoltze, TPL Team Up for Whitefish

Haskill Basin conservation easement project helps keep a timber company working, protects a city's water supply, and maintains recreation access for the community. Great job, Stoltze and TPL! Story and photo from the Flathead Beacon.