Monday, August 31, 2015

Flathead Land Trust Celebrates With Sept. 26 Barn Bash

Flathead Land Trust is celebrating its three decades of conservation with a Barn Bash on Sept. 26 at the Diamond B Ranch along the Flathead River. The Bash kicks off at 5:30 PM and includes tours and stories, an auction that includes historic Flathead Valley memorabilia, music and much more. Call FLT at 406-752-8293 for ticket information.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Elk Foundation Conserves Habitat and Expands Access

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helps conserve habitat and expand recreational access on Whitetail Prairie near Beartooth Wildlife Management Area.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trust for Public Land Working on Whitefish Lake Conservation Project

Plum Creek, The Trust for Public Land and others are working on the Whitefish Lake Conservation Project, which would conserve over 15,000 acres and help protect Whitefish's water supply, forest health, recreational access and more.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sen. Tester and Land Trusts Rally for LWCF

Senator John Tester, Missoula Mayor John Engen, other officials and Montana land trusts led a rally in support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Great comments from the seven speakers who spoke at the rally.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Vital Ground Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Sept. 2

Congratulations, Vital Ground! The Vital Ground Foundation will mark its 25th anniversary conserving grizzly bear habitat with a Sept. 2 celebration in Missoula.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Helena IR Says Congress Should Reauthorize LWCF

Helena Independent Record says reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is important to Montana

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Four Billion Reasons to Appreciate the Montana Tourism Industry

There are a lot of reasons to appreciate the Montana tourism industry...four billion reasons. From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The Big Sky State remained a popular destination for tourists in 2014, according to a report by the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research.

The report, released last week, showed that nearly 11 million travelers contributed almost $4 billion to the state’s economy, about 11 percent of the total gross domestic product.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Record-Breaking Year for Montana State Park Visits

Big year for Montana tourism and for Montana State Parks. Looks like a record-breaking year for state park visits. When's the last time you visited a state park?

Friday, August 7, 2015

Trails Help Make Everything Better

Community trails systems make life, and the local economy, better. Great Falls Tribune touts those "exciting to see" benefits of community trails systems. That's Emmett Prucell on the bike.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

LWCF Helps Provide Recreational Access

The Land and Water Conservation Fund + Funding = More Recreational Access. Thanks to Senator Steve Daines and the Montana Congressional Delegation for supporting the LWCF.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Montana Open Land Month Photo Blitz Prize Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Montana Open Land Month photo blitz! Selected prize winners for the month: Robert Mullen, Connie Herberg, Nicholas Parker, Joel Thomson, Alana Hastings, cee_haas, zcoccoli, and Eric Ian. Congratulations! Here's a sampling of the photos.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Prickly Pear Land Trust Leader Named One of Helena's Top 20 Under 40

Congratulations to Prickly Pear Land Trust's new executive director Mary Hollow, who was just named one of Helena's Top 20 Under 40. Great to see the recognition for her and her work.

Elk Foundation Conserves Habitat and Expands Access

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation works to conserve elk habitat and expand recreational access in the Elkhorn Mountains.…/RMEFinWest-CentralMontanaElkHabitat.a…

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ravalli County Open Lands Bond Program Continues to Impress

Ravalli County Open Lands Bond Program continues to produce impressive results. Congratulations to Bitter Root Land Trust and all involved. Travelers for Open Land helped fund the Lazy J Cross Ranch conservation easement.