Monday, November 18, 2013

Travelers for Open Land November 2013 E-newsletter

Get the latest news on Travelers for Open Land in our most recent e-newsletter!

http://conta.cc/1b48Fcx

Elk Foundation - FWP Complete Deal for More Access


The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks worked in record time to complete a transaction that creates new access to the Big Snowy Mountains near Lewistown. The Billings Gazette reports the 40 acres of land purchased by RMEF has been bought by FWP, and opens up 18,000 acres of Forest Service land to the public. http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/fish-and-wildlife-commission-oks-purchase-of-big-snowy-access/article_f584b741-f086-58c0-a674-9c6ffe3997d2.html

Land Trusts Partner for Special Bozeman Prooject

Gallatin Valley Land Trust and The Conservation Fund are partnering with other organizations and working toward creating open space, a domestic violence shelter and an off-leash play area for dogs. 

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/city/article_d08a3e96-4e56-11e3-9d9c-001a4bcf887a.html

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Conservation, Ranching Partnership Works at Matador Ranch

Great article about the 60,000-acre Matador Ranch in north central Montana and how the grass bank "has got ranchers thinking about birds, and conservationists thinking about cattle.” - See more at: http://magazine.nature.org/features/ranching-rebooted.xml#sthash.6JzZorrk.dpuf

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanks, Buck's T-4!

Thanks to Buck's T-4 in Big Sky for their generous 2013 donation to Travelers for Open Land!  TFOL and Buck's have a long history, as former Buck's owner Mike Scholz was one of the founders of the program.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

GVLT's Vodehnal Wins "Trail Master" Award

Congratulations to Gary Vodehnal of Gallatin Valley Land Trust for receiving the "Life Long Trail Master" award from the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board. Gary's shown here with his children, Luka and Liam. Great job, Gary!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Montana Land Reliance Release Landowner Video #1


The Montana Land Reliance, based in Helena and the nation's largest accredited land trust, is releasing a series of short landowner videos. Here are Rick and Gayle Berg of the Musselshell area talking about land, legacy, food production, family and conservation.








Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chronicle Endorses Trail Expansion


Bozeman's 67-mile trail system - with help from Gallatin Valley Land Trust - would "be the envy of any small city." 
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/editorials/article_294ce51c-4572-11e3-99c9-001a4bcf887a.html

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bozeman Approves Trail Funding


Bozeman expands its trail system with the first money to be used from the $15 million parks, trails and open spaces bond referendum that voters approved last fall. 
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/city/article_7956e1d4-404f-11e3-8972-0019bb2963f4.html

Sage Grouse and Private Land Conservation

The Montana Sage Grouse Conservation Advisory Council has released a draft of its conservation plan, with hearings scheduled in Montana starting Nov. 13. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20131101/NEWS01/311010011/Governor-s-council-releases-sage-grouse-plan