Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Montana Open Land Month Video: Montana's Trailhead

Amazing trails. Great community. Yes, mountain bikers have reason to celebrate Montana Open Land Month this July!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Flathead Land Trust Releases New Conservation Plan

Flathead Land Trust and local folks look to balance the tricky combination of growth and open land conservation.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Gallatin County Pondering Open Land Bond Situation

As the Gallatin Valley population continues to grow, local land trusts and officials are considering the need for a new open land bond to conserve open land and maintain local agriculture. (Bozeman Daily Chronicle photo) 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playful Griz Cub

Grizzlies look pretty harmless when they're cubs playing with a stick. Check out Montana Open Land Month website for more great photos. Randy Smith photo 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TNC, Landowner, Team Up to Conserve Prairie Grasslands

The Nature Conservancy and landowner conserve 16,000 acres of prairie grasslands near Glasgow. Stewardship and conservation benefit ag operations, grassland birds and other wildlife.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Red Rock Lakes Offers Excellent Bird Viewing

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in SW Montana offers a terrific variety of wildlife and waterfowl. 
Photo by Glenn Marx

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lewis and Clark County, RMEF and Partners Improve Access

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and project partners are improving outdoor recreational access in Lewis and Clark County.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Free Fishin' Father's Day Weekend

Pretty good fishin' this Father's Day weekend in Montana.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How Important Are Wetlands?

How important are wetlands? Over half of Montana's 2,500 plant species are found in wetlands. Kenton Rowe photo

Monday, June 13, 2016

Billings Gazette: Elected Officials Should Heed Montana's Conservationist Majority

Billings Gazette editorial touts Montana's strong support for public land and national parks, and hits key point in recent poll: 75 percent of Montanans identify themselves as conservationists.

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Kid, a Pup, and a Trail

A kid, a pup, and a trail in the Montana woods. Another terrific Montana weekend. TPL photo

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hungry Coyote

The Montana Primary Election is over. It's now safe to lift your head. Terrific photo by Randy Smith

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Montanans Strongly and Broadly Support Public Land

New poll shows big time support from Montanans for public land and national parks. Respondents believed parks and public lands had positive impacts both as national treasures and personal income. When asked the same question in 2014, 62 percent said national parks produced a positive impact on jobs. That number jumped to 77 percent in 2016. Those saying protecting public lands had a negative impact fell from 14 percent in 2014 to 6 percent this year.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016: National Trails Day

Happy National Trails Day. Great day to do something like this.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Calling All Artists: Share the Big Sky Art Gallery

Artists have a unique ability to understand and portray the power of open land that makes Montana so incredible. To recognize artists' unique voices and contributions to our communities, Montana Open Land Month is launching a new "Share the Big Sky: Art Gallery". Portrayals of agricultural land, wild land, people in nature all welcome!" Artwork by Mimi Matsuda

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bear Cubs Just Chillin'

Hey, how you doing down there? Bear cubs chillin'. Photo by Paul Sihler