Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reaching For the Stars in 2016

Hoping your road into 2016 is clear and you can reach for the stars. (Cam Marcus Photography)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Impressive Open Land Conservation Success in Ravalli County

Bitter Root Land Trust turns 20 in 2016, the Ravalli County Open Land Bond Program turns 10 next year, and during the past decade the two of them have combined to produce impressive results for Bitterroot Valley’s agriculture industry, economy and landscape.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

TFOL Funds Make a Difference In the Bitterroot

Travelers for Open Land helped make this impressive conservation project happen. TFOL funds helped local agriculture, wildlife habitat and the local economy.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Elk Foundation: Keep Working for More Conservation Victories

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation thanks Congressman Ryan Zinke, lauds congressional action on conservation tax incentives and says more work is needed on Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Delightful Outdoor Christmas Photos

Creative and fun outdoor Christmas and holiday photos from Libby photographer Bob Hosea.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Big News: Conservation Tax Incentives Are Permanent

Spread the word: Making the conservation tax incentives permanent is a big deal for farmers and ranchers and open land conservation.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Haskill Basin Conservation Easement Receives Final Approval

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved the Haskill Basin project - great news for Whitefish and the Flathead.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Congress Makes Conservation Tax Incentives Permanent

Congress makes enhanced conservation tax incentives permanent. That's great news for Montana private land conservation.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Video Shows Value of Tenderfoot Acquisition

The Tenderfoot was one of Montana's major 2015 conservation accomplishments. Here's a short RMEF video that salutes the partners and the landscape.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

LWCF Receives Three-Year Extension

Congress has agreed to extend and fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three years. The funding level and length of the extension fall short of program goals and value, but the LWCF had expired in September and was reauthorized yesterday as part of a large congressional budget comprise. Montana's Congressional Delegation has been strong and consistent in its support for the LWCF, and the full MALT membership thanks them for that support. (Helena IR Photo)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Take a Walk. It's Good for Your Body and Mind

Go for a walk. Your body and mind will thank you. Great Bozeman Chronicle guest column by Kelly Pohl. Kelly is associate director for Gallatin Valley Land Trust.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns

Check out the 2015 Holiday Candlelight tours, which start December 12. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 30th. To purchase tickets, call the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Office at (406) 287-3541.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Kaniksu Land Trust: Conservation, Education, and Fun

Kaniksu Land Trust, working in Montana and Idaho, is exploring the benefits of community conservation.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Prickly Pear Seeks Trout Creek Conservation Easement

Prickly Pear Land Trust, working with the Montana Fish and Conservation Trust and the Lewis & Clark County Open Land Bond Program, is seeking to place a conservation easement on the largest tract of private land in the Trout Creek Valley near Vigilante Campground.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Congressman Zinke Underscores Importance of the LWCF

Congressman Ryan Zinke pens a guest column articulating the value of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to Montana and to America.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tribune Photographer's Photos Showcase Montana

Great Falls Tribune photographer Kristen Inbody's slideshow of her favorite Montana 2015 photos. Montana's truly a special place.

Monday, December 7, 2015

15 Places That Should Be On Your Big Sky Bucket List

Must see Montana locations? Here's 15 places "you gotta see" or things you gotta do, recommended from Magic City Magazine. (Photo of Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Vital Ground Foundation Talks Montana Grizzly Bears

The Vital Ground Foundation provides status report on Montana grizzly bears, reported in the Huffington Post. Photo by Tom Mangelsen. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gallatin Valley Land Trust Help Create New Dog Park

Thanks in part to Gallatin Valley Land Trust and its group of partners, Bozeman has a new dog park to use and enjoy.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Montana Stockgrowers Convention Starts Today

Montana Stockgrowers Association Convention starts today in Billings. Working on the Ranching Woman of the Year award to be presented at ‪#‎MSGA15‬. We have some great women in the ranching community. Todd Klassy Photography highlights a few in this post.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2015 TFOL Grant Applications Distributed

2015 Travelers for Open Land grant applications were distributed yesterday, with a Dec. 30 deadline and grants awarded in January. Travelers for Open Land has awarded over $200,000 and helped fund 30 conservation projects across Montana.