Friday, March 31, 2017

Kudos to Volunteers on Prickly Pear Creek Steambank Restoration

Great to see volunteers helping to stabilize streambank on Prickly Pear Creek near new FWP Fishing Access Site. Good for clean water and fish.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


A bald eagle soars amid Glacier Park peaks in this Dan Casey photo on #wildlifewednesday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy National Ag Day

Montana is celebrating National Ag Day on March 21. Here's a photo essay saluting agriculture from Montana ag photographer Todd Klassy.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Bigfork Has a New Community Trail

New Bigfork trail ties in town, lake and mountains. Local community foundation helps make it happen.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Playful, and Fierce, Otters

Two Montana northern river otters. Otters can be playful, and fierce...they have no natural predators. Randy Smith photo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bird's Eye View of Montana Lakes

Billings Gazette photo feature offers spectacular aerial views of Montana lakes. Photo here is of Fort Peck Lake

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bitterroot Open Land Project Helps Heritage and Habitat

Bitterroot Valley conservation helps heritage, history and habitat. Travelers for Open Land contributed funds to this excellent project.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Under the Big Sky

Thanks to The Montana Land Reliance, landowner Sally Shortridge and project supporters, 836 acres of Rocky Mountain Front ranch ground under the big sky will remain open land.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Art of Cowboy Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in Montana and the CM Russell Art Museum recently teamed up to explore the interesting connections between Montana private land conservation, art and ranching.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Montana Land Reliance: 1 Million Montana Acres Conserved

Thoughtful Prairie Star article about the important ties between agriculture, conservation and family farms and ranches.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

RMEF Launches The Elk Network

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation launches the Elk Network, a new digital media platform devoted to...elk.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Silhouetted pronghorn antelope in pre-dawn light on #WildlifeWednesday Marx photo

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Montana Outdoors Magazine: The Value of Habitat Montana

Montana Outdoors Magazine March/April 2017 edition contains a feature article about the importance of the Habitat Montana Program.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Senator Daines Talks Ag Land Conservation in the Bitterroot

Senator Steve Daines visited the Bitterroot Valley last week and met with the Bitter Root Land Trust and local ag producers to discuss private land conservation and the upcoming Farm Bill. BRLT executive director Gavin Ricklefs and his daughter Cate welcomed the Senator to Hamilton.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Five Valleys Land Trust and Partners Conserve Blackfoot Property

Special piece of the Blackfoot conserved with special caveat: a fire camp. Nice work Five Valleys Land Trust, Sharon and Randy Teague, and project partners.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

TPL Wins Montana Wetlands Stewardship Award

Congratulations to The Trust for Public Land for its just-announced 2017 Montana Wetlands Stewardship Award. TPL led Story Mill Community Park wetland restoration in Bozeman.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

The chestnut-backed chickadee lives along Montana's western edge year round uses lots of fur in making its nest. They'll commonly use rabbit, coyote, and deer hair, but use hair from skunks, cats, horses, or cows appears in nests as well. Dan Casey photo