Montana Association of Land Trusts

Private Land Conservation

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Glenn Marx
Executive Director
PO Box 892
Helena, MT 59624
406-490-1659
montanamalt@q.com

News and Reports

Date: 12/31/2012
Title: Many Thanks to the Firehole Ranch
Summary: Thanks to the good folks at the Firehole Ranch near West Yellowstone for collecting and contributing $1,039.09 for Travelers for Open Land in 2012. Great job, and thanks so much for your efforts to conserve open lands!
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Date: 12/27/2012
Title: Five Valleys Land Trust Closes on Rock Creek Property
Summary: Five Valleys Land Trust closed 2012 with a bang. FVLT officially completed its purchase of the 201-acre Corra Ranch along Rock Creek at the confluence of the Clark Fork River. A Missoulian article documents the complexity, expense and opportunities associated with the purchase as well as the conservation value of the property.
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Date: 12/26/2012
Title: TPL Working with Bozeman on Story Mill Property
Summary: The Trust for Public Land is working with the City of Bozeman to conserve the Story Mill, a historic property that could eventually be a premier city park.
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Date: 12/20/2012
Title: TPL - FWP - Stimson Team Up in NW Montana
Summary: The Trust for Public Land, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and Stimson Lumber have teamed up to conserve 28,000 acres of forestland in northwestern Montana.
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Date: 12/17/2012
Title: Easements are a wise investment in the future
Summary: A recent Bozeman Chronicle editorial endorses the Smith Ranch conservation easement as a "great thing." Travelers for Open Land helped fund this project.
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Date: 12/12/2012
Title: Bitter Root Land Trust Legacy
Summary: Bitter Root Land Trust celebrates 15 years of service to the community, landowners and the landscape.
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Date: 12/10/2012
Title: Gallatin Valley Land Trust Salutes Landowners
Summary: In her guest column in the Bozeman Chronicle, Kelly Pohl of Gallatin Valley Land Trust praises landowners and identifies private land conservation progress in Montana and the US.
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Date: 12/4/2012
Title: Travelers for Open Land Grant Applications Sent
Summary: Travelers for Open Land 2012 grant applications were recently sent to Montana Association of Land Trusts members. TFOL grants will be awarded in early January 2013. It's exciting to see the impressive conservation work by Montana's land trusts, and it's also exciting that TFOL is having its best year ever.
 
Date: 11/26/2012
Title: Montana Land Reliance - Gallatin County Finalize Project
Summary: Gallatin County, the Montana Land Reliance, the NRCS and the Smith family finalize a conservation easement to conserve 1,100 acres of ranchland north of Belgrade. Travelers for Open Land funds also contributed to this project.
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Date: 11/20/2012
Title: Five Valleys Land Trust Receives Rock Creek Funding
Summary: The Missoula County Commission has approved $400,000 in open space funding to help Five Valleys Land Trust conserve and restore land along Rock Creek.
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Date: 11/16/2012
Title: TFOL Sign Displayed at Helena Tourism Alliance
Summary: Heidi O'Brien and Pat Doyle from the Helena Tourism Alliance now display a Travelers for Open Land sign in the Alliance office. The Helena Tourism Alliance and Travelers for Open Land are exploring ways to help Helena tourism and conserve area open lands through cooperative activities. We're looking forward to working with Heidi, Pat and the
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Date: 11/15/2012
Title: Comfort Suites Joins TFOL
Summary: Great visit this morning with Jeff Laverdiere at the Comfort Suites in Helena. He's an advocate of Travelers for Open Land and is now implementing the program at the hotel. Thanks Jeff and staff - looking forward to working with you.
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Date: 11/15/2012
Title: Prickly Pear - FWP Work on River Access
Summary: Article in the Helena IR highlights a project to conserve some agriculture land in the Helena Valley and create new fishing access to Prickly Pear Creek.
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Date: 11/11/2012
Title: Margrit Syroid and Primm's Meadow
Summary: Thoughtful and heart-warming column by Greg Tollefson remembers the determination of Margrit Syroid, a "sweet little lady with a singsong Swiss accent" who led the effort to conserve Primm's Meadow in the Blackfoot. Margrit passed away in late October.
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Date: 11/7/2012
Title: Bozeman Passes Parks and Trails Bond
Summary: Congratulations to the supporters and voters who helped pass the Bozeman $15 million Trails and Parks Bond. The bond proposal passed with overwhelming support - 73% to 27%. Very impressive vote and very well run campaign. Congratulations to Gallatin Valley Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land.
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Date: 11/4/2012
Title: Travelers and Helena Tourism Alliance Meet
Summary: Travelers for Open Land had a collaborative conversation with Pat Doyle of the Helena Tourism Alliance about the great outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Helena. The Helena Tourism Alliance promotes Helena and Travelers for Open Land promotes Montana, so we'll be looking for ways to work together to help both programs and both areas.
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Date: 11/3/2012
Title: Land Trusts Help FWP in Swan Valley
Summary: Several land trusts help Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks conserve a key section of Swan Valley wildlife habitat.
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Date: 10/31/2012
Title: El Western Donates 2012 TFOL Collections
Summary: Thanks to the El Western Cabins & Lodges in Ennis for collecting $460 for Travelers for Open Land in 2012. Owners Kris and John Hauck have been great to work with and have been strong supporters of Travelers for Open Land.
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Date: 10/26/2012
Title: MLR - Missoula County Team Up for Swan Valley Project
Summary: The Montana Land Reliance and the Missoula County Open Land Program partner with a Swan Valley landowner on a 738-acre conservation easement near Lindbergh Lake.
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Date: 10/23/2012
Title: Thanks for TFOL Contributions
Summary: The Montana Association of Land Trusts thanks Buck's T-4 Lodge in Big Sky, Big Sky Taxi, and the Magpie Guest House in Bozeman for your recent contributions to Travelers for Open Land!
 
Date: 10/21/2012
Title: The Remarkable Blackfoot Valley
Summary: Terrific article in the Missoulian about the Blackfoot Valley. The Blackfoot is a remarkable place with remarkable people, and this article does a great job explaining how and why. The Blackfoot Valley also played a major role in the history of Montana private land conservation.
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Date: 10/19/2012
Title: Thanks to the Belton Chalet
Summary: Thanks to the Belton Chalet in West Glacier for participating in the Travelers for Open Land program. The Belton Chalet raised $1,043 this summer from guests for TFOL. Great job!
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Date: 10/15/2012
Title: Thanks for a Great Conservation Easement Conference
Summary: The Montana Association of Land Trusts expresses its sincere appreciation to the speakers, sponsors and participants in the Oct. 11 Montana Conservation Easement Conference for Financial, Legal and Real Estate Professionals. The conference was a success in every sense, and we are extremely grateful for everyone's support and involvement. Thanks again.
 
Date: 10/14/2012
Title: Flathead Land Trust Reports Good Deal for Everybody
Summary: Nice article in the Flathead Beacon about a conservation project near Smith Lake in Kila. Flathead Land Trust reports it's a "good deal for everybody involved."
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Date: 10/9/2012
Title: Chronicle Endorses Bozeman Trails Bond
Summary: The Bozeman Chronicle has strongly endorsed the $15 million Bozeman trails, parks and recreation bond.
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Date: 10/8/2012
Title: Pioneering Blackfoot Couple Receive Award
Summary: Congratulations to Bill and Betty Potter, who recently received the 2012 Missoula County Land Stewardship Award. Bill and Betty own and operate the E Bar L Guest Ranch in the Blackfoot Valley and have developed some innovative ways to actively manage their forestlands. Read more about them in this Missoulian article.
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Date: 10/5/2012
Title: TNC Completes North Fork Project
Summary: The North Fork of the Flathead conservation deal is done. Congratulations to The Nature Conservancy and all involved.
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Date: 9/30/2012
Title: Five Valleys - Joe Boyer Team Up for Conservation Easement
Summary: Joe Boyer, a rancher west of Missoula near Frenchtown, and Five Valleys Land Trust have partnered up for their second conservation easement in three years. The 1,000-acre easement is the home of 80 different bird species and the ranch has been in the Boyer family for over a century.
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Date: 9/25/2012
Title: Flathead Land Trust Celebrates 50th Conservation Easement
Summary: Flathead Land Trust will celebrate its 50th conservation easement and hold its annual meeting on Sept. 26 at the new picnic pavilion in Creston. Congratulations to everyone at FLT for this impressive achievement.
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Date: 9/24/2012
Title: Auction Item Raises $3,200 for MALT
Summary: Thanks to Prickly Pear Land Trust, PRO Outfitters and Jim Utterback, the PPLT Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction raised $3,200 for MALT's 2012 operating budget. A deluxe two-day, two-night guided fishing trip in the Blackfoot area (which includes a new Orvis rod and reel) was a live auction item at the popular Sept. 22 PPLT event. Prickly Pear designated funds from the item to go to MALT, and PPLT board member Jim Utterback successfully bid $3,200 for the item. MALT extends its sincere appreciation to PPLT, PRO Outfitters and Jim Utterback for making this donation possible.
 
Date: 9/21/2012
Title: Prickly Pear Adds Auction Item for MALT
Summary: Prickly Pear Land Trust is offering a two-day, two-night fishing experience with PRO Outfitters and an Orvis Helios 904-4 weight rod and reel as a combo auction item at the PPLT Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction in Helena on Sept. 22. Funds from the auction item are earmarked for the Montana Association of Land Trusts (parent organization for Travelers for Open Land). This promises to be a terrific fishing experience with great fishing, talented guides and remarkable accommodations. Check out the event at the Prickly Pear website, and thanks to everyone at PPLT for their support of MALT and Travelers for Open Land.
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Date: 9/18/2012
Title: Bozeman Bond Measure Good for Business
Summary: A Bozeman Realtor with over 30 years experience in real estate outlines why the proposed $15 million Bozeman bond initiative for trails, recreation and parks is good for Bozeman's quality of life and economy.
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Date: 9/17/2012
Title: Prickly Pear Land Trust and City Partner on Parks Project
Summary: Prickly Pear Land Trust and the city of Helena will be able to use a Forest Service grant to complete the Mount Ascension Natural Park project. There is significant public support within the community for this project, which is part of the "Backdrop Initiative" plan in Helena.
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Date: 9/16/2012
Title: Gallatin Valley Land Trust Celebrates Trailhead Reopening
Summary: Gallatin Valley Land Trust helps lead a coalition of groups, agencies and individuals in reopening a new, expanded and improved Sourdough Trailhead.
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Date: 8/29/2012
Title: Easement Protects Family Land
Summary: Brosten family and Flathead Land Trust team up on Flathead River project, reports the Bigfork Eagle.
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Date: 8/27/2012
Title: Prickly Pear Gets Pat on the Back
Summary: Prickly Pear Land Trust received an editorial pat on the back from the Helena Independent Record for the local land trust's work on the Aspen Trails Ranch project.
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Date: 8/26/2012
Title: Bozeman Trail System Expands
Summary: Good news for the Bozeman community. Thanks to the work of Gallatin Land Trust and others, the west side trail system is soon be expanding.
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Date: 8/22/2012
Title: Conservation Easement Conference Set for Oct. 11
Summary: The Montana Conservation Easement Conference for Financial, Legal and Real Estate Professionals will be held on Oct. 11 in Helena at the Red Lion Colonial Inn. Check out the info at right side of this webpage for more info.
 
Date: 8/16/2012
Title: Trumpeter Swans Return to Madison Valley
Summary: Trumpeter swans are back in the Madison Valley. The Trust for Public Land and the Montana Land Reliance are among the groups that made this possible.
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Date: 8/14/2012
Title: Whitefish Legacy Partners
Summary: Flathead Beacon article discusses the use of conservation easements as part of a local recreation and conservation project near Whitefish.
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Date: 7/31/2012
Title: LWCF Makes a Difference in Montana
Summary: Deb Love of The Trust for Public Land writes in the Missoulian how the Land and Water Conservation Fund is good for Montana's economy and landscape.
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Date: 7/30/2012
Title: First Bud Moore Conservation Award
Summary: Congratulations to Tim Manley, a biologist at Montana FWP who has received the first Bud Moore Conservation Award. Bud was a remarkable man and to win an award given as a tribute to him is truly an honor for TIm.
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Date: 7/27/2012
Title: GVLT Receives Grant for Trail Work
Summary: Gallatin Valley Land Trust received a Travelers for Open Land grant in 2011 for trail work near Big Sky, and GVLT just received a grant from REI for work on the Triple Tree Trail near Bozeman.
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Date: 7/25/2012
Title: Prickly Pear Proposes Easement Project
Summary: Article in the Helena IR documents an effort by Prickly Pear Land Trust to convert a failed subdivision into a community asset.
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Date: 7/16/2012
Title: Ride de Root
Summary: Promotional article for the Tour the Bitterroot cycle race outlines the fun and adventure that's part of this event.
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Date: 7/12/2012
Title: Trust for Public Land Teams Up With GNP
Summary: Nice story about The Trust for Public Land teaming up with Glacier National Park to protect some ground, some local history and some local legend.
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Date: 7/5/2012
Title: Economic Case Made for Bozeman Recreation Bond
Summary: Allen May makes a case the proposed Bozeman trail, parks and recreation bond will boost the local economy. Read his Bozeman Chronicle guest column here.
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Date: 7/3/2012
Title: Bitter Root Land Trust Closes on River Front Property
Summary: From Bitter Root Land Trust: It's official! Bitter Root Land Trust is now the proud owner of 22 acres on the Bitterroot River! A HUGE Thank You to everyone for your donations and support that made this phase of the project possible. But we aren't out of the woods yet--there is still so much to do and a whole lot of fundraising yet to go! Stay tuned to Facebook and our website www.bitterrootlandtrust.org for all the ways you can donate and help out and get this beautiful riverfront natural area ready for everyone to enjoy!
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Date: 6/30/2012
Title: Artists and Authors for Open Space
Summary: Great article in the Helena IR about the Montana Land Reliance upcoming event named "Artists & Authors for Open Space." MLR received a Travelers for Open Land grant in 2011.
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Date: 6/22/2012
Title: Longest day of Trails Ongoing on June 22
Summary: Gallatin Valley Land Trust leads a community trail celebration today in Bozeman. Check it out.
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Date: 6/19/2012
Title: Bozeman City Commission Advances Open Space Bond
Summary: Last night the Bozeman City Commission heard over 30 people testify in favor of a proposed trails, open space and recreation bond. The commission then voted 4-1 to take the next step of reviewing proposed bond ballot language.
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Date: 6/18/2012
Title: New Summer Employee Joins TFOL
Summary: My name is Katie Boland and I just joined Travelers for Open Land for the summer of 2012. I am extremely excited to join this amazing program! I will be working on increasing the visibility of the program through social media, newsletters, and personal visits to businesses around the state. Throughout the summer I will be traveling to meet with existing members of TFOL as well as working on expanding the program.
 
Date: 6/17/2012
Title: Tollefson Honored at FVLT Open House
Summary: Best wishes to Greg Tollefson as he retires from Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula and moves on to new opportunities. Greg and FVLT have produced amazing work the last quarter century.
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Date: 6/14/2012
Title: Helena Trail System and Social Trails
Summary: Interesting article in the Helena IR about efforts by local officials and Prickly Pear Land Trust to stem unauthorized creation and use of "social" trails.
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Date: 6/11/2012
Title: FVLT Open House on June 15
Summary: Stop by an Open House on Friday, June 15, starting at 4:00 PM to celebrate Five Valley Land Trust's new office and to honor Greg Tollefson. Greg was the conservation director at FVLT for many years. Swing by FVLT at 120 Hickory Street and "raise a toast" to Greg on Friday.
 
Date: 6/8/2012
Title: Thanks to Red Lodge Workshop Participants
Summary: Thanks to all the presenters and to Travis Standley at the Carbon County Extension Office for participating in the Red Lodge conservation easement workshop on June 6. Thanks also to the landowners who attended. The Montana Land Reliance and Peaks and Prairies Land Trust both made presentations at the workshop.
 
Date: 6/5/2012
Title: Guest Column Invites Folks to June 6 Workshop in Red Lodge
Summary: Guest column in the Carbon County News invites area landowners to attend a June 6 conservation easement workshop in Red Lodge.
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Date: 6/1/2012
Title: National Trails Day is June 2
Summary: Check out June 2 National Trails Day activities going on in Bozeman.
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Date: 5/30/2012
Title: Five Valleys Help Protect Travelers Rest
Summary: Five Valleys Land Trust in Missoula is among the groups working to protect and expand "Montana's first campsite." \
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Date: 5/24/2012
Title: Landowner Workshop set for Red Lodge on June 6
Summary: The Montana Association of Land Trusts and Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation, with support from the Carbon County Extension Service, has scheduled a Landowner's Introduction to Conservation Easements Workshop at the Carbon County Fairgrounds at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6.
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Date: 5/21/2012
Title: FVLT Conserves Key Rock Creek Property
Summary: Five Valleys Land Trust is taking on an impressive and high profile Rock Creek conservation project that enjoys significant and broad community support.
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Date: 5/20/2012
Title: Bitter Root Land Trust Helping Protect River Access
Summary: Bitter Root Land Trust in Hamilton is working on an outstanding community land project that would create a city park and expand public river access. Travelers for Open Land has helped fund this effort. Also, Happy Birthday, Bitter Root Land Trust! The group was created 15 years ago and is celebrating with a May 24 party.
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Date: 5/15/2012
Title: Unusual Flathead Easement Completed
Summary: Why would landowners place a conservation easement on their property? Story in the Flathead Beacon sheds light on that question. This project was partially funded by a Travelers for Open Land grant.
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Date: 5/11/2012
Title: Trail Run Takes Off Saturday Morning
Summary: Don't Fence Me In Trail Run takes off in Helena tomorrow morning. Lots of fun and a great way to showcase Helena's terrific trail system. The race is sponsored by Prickly Pear Land Trust.
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Date: 5/7/2012
Title: Conservation Fund Finalizing Breaks Project
Summary: The Conservation Fund is working to expand the Missouri River Breaks National Monument by 652 acres.
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Date: 5/1/2012
Title: Thanks to Buck's T-4 Lodge
Summary: Thanks to Buck's T-4 Lodge at Big Sky for collecting $621 from guests and customers for Travelers for Open Land. Buck's staff and management is a treat to work with. Thanks for your support!
 
Date: 4/27/2012
Title: Don't Fence Me In Trail Run is May 12
Summary: The 12th Annual Don't Fence Me In Trail Run, sponsored by Prickly Pear Land Trust in Helena, is set for Saturday, May 12.
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Date: 4/23/2012
Title: Q&A With Eric Grace
Summary: Q&A with Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy executive director Eric Grace in the Clark Fork (ID) Journal.
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Date: 4/19/2012
Title: Magpie Guest House Contributes to TFOL
Summary: Thanks to the Magpie Guest House in Bozeman for collecting contributions to Travelers for Open Land. Every little bit helps!
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Date: 4/18/2012
Title: Travelers for Open Land Featured in Infinity Newsletter
Summary: Thanks to the Montana Community Foundation for featuring the Travelers for Open Land grants in the April 2012 edition of Infinity newsletter.
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Date: 4/5/2012
Title: Coincidence?
Summary: Is it coincidence that Travelers for Open Land was created in Gallatin County, the healthiest county in Montana? I think not.
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Date: 4/2/2012
Title: Thanks to Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Summary: Thanks to the folks at Blackfoot River Brewing Company - and everyone who joined us on March 26 - the Montana Association of Land Trusts raised $549, one pint at a time. We had a great time and it was a fun night. Join Prickly Pear Land Trust on April 16 at Blackfoot Brewing!
 
Date: 4/1/2012
Title: Project Helps Expand Whitefish Outdoor Recreation
Summary: Nice article in the Flathead Beacon about a Whitefish community project to manage area lands for outdoor recreation and conservation, plus generate revenue from school trust lands. Flathead Land Trust is one of the project partners.
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Date: 3/29/2012
Title: Thanks to Missoula BW Grant Creek Inn
Summary: Thanks to the Best Western Grant Creek Inn in Missoula for its participation in Travelers for Open Land. The Grant Creek Inn staff was kind enough to listen to a "pep talk" on Travelers for Open Land today. One of TFOL's new signs will also be displayed at the Grant Creek Inn's breakfast area.
 
Date: 3/23/2012
Title: Reminder: Hoist a Pint for MALT on March 26
Summary: Don't forget: On Monday, March 26, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM one dollar from every pint sold at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company in Helena will be donated to the Montana Association of Land Trusts. Thanks much to Blackfoot Brewing. Blackfoot Brewing is located at 66 South Park Avenue. See you on March 26!
 
Date: 3/21/2012
Title: Thanks to the Montana Community Foundation
Summary: Thanks very much to the Montana Community Foundation for its $1,400 contribution to the Montana Association of Land Trusts for the Travelers for Open Land program. MCF has been a great partner in the TFOL program and this second 2012 donation helps ensure that funds donated to TFOL help conserve ag lands, expand or create recreational access and protect wildlife habitat. Thanks to MCF!
 
Date: 3/19/2012
Title: Stories of the Montana Prairie
Summary: Congratulations to Glasgow High School students, Valley County, UM and everyone involved with publication of the collection of essays written by Glasgow High School students. The book discusses life on the Montana prairie.
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Date: 3/12/2012
Title: March 26 is MALT Night at Blackfoot Brewing
Summary: Come on down to the Blackfoot River Brewing Company at 5:00 PM on Monday, March 26 and have a pint...one dollar from every pint sold will be donated to the Montana Association of Land Trusts. Thanks to Blackfoot River Brewing for the support.
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Date: 3/8/2012
Title: Obama Budget Contains $29 MIllion for Montana Land Conservation
Summary: A Missoulian article reports on federal funding for Montana conservation projects.
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Date: 3/5/2012
Title: Bozeman Considers Open Space Initiative
Summary: Bozeman residents may have an opportunity to vote on a bond initiative to fund local trails, parks, open space and recreational facilities.
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Date: 2/29/2012
Title: Montana is a Popular Place
Summary: A study shows Montana is among the nation's most popular states. Lots of reasons for that, including our landscape.
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Date: 2/26/2012
Title: Travelers for Open Land 2011 Grants
Summary: Check out the seven 2011 conservation projects Travelers help fund by going to http://travelersforopenland.org/projects.php. Thanks to everyone who donated to the program and to all the participating business properties for making these grants possible. We're hoping to make 2012 an even better year!
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Date: 2/24/2012
Title: Land Trust and Travelers Team Up For Community Park
Summary: Great article in the Ravalli Republic about a conservation project Travelers for Open Land is helping fund. This is an exciting project for the community of Hamilton.
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Date: 2/22/2012
Title: Congratulations to Prickly Pear Land Trust
Summary: Congratulations to Prickly Pear Land Trust of Helena, America's newest accredited land trust. Great work, PPLT.
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Date: 2/21/2012
Title: Travelers Grant Helps Conserve Wetlands
Summary: The Travelers for Open Land grant to Flathead Land Trust received some recognition in the Kalispell Daily Interlake. The grant will help fund work to conserve wetlands and waterfowl habitat.
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Date: 2/19/2012
Title: One Major Reason Why Open Land is Important
Summary: There are lots of reasons to value open land. Here's a big one.
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Date: 2/17/2012
Title: Helena IR Gives Thumbs Up to Travelers for Open Land
Summary: Nice article in the Helena Independent Record about the benefits of Travelers for Open Land and the projects the Travelers program has helped fund.
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Date: 2/15/2012
Title: LWCF was Kennedy's Valentine to US
Summary: Deb Love at The Trust for Public Land puts the Land and Water Conservation Fund into an interesting historical perspective in a letter to the editor published in the Missoulian.
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Date: 2/14/2012
Title: Homegrown Conservation: Travelers for Open Land
Summary: Great column in the Bozeman Chronicle about Travelers for Open Land. Thanks Kelly!
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Date: 2/12/2012
Title: Travelers for Open Lands Announces $35,000 in Land Conservation Grants
Summary: Congratulations to the seven Montana Association of Land Trusts members that will share $35,000 in Travelers for Open Land grants. Thank you to the participating businesses and all the people who donated to make the grants possible! More info to follow.
 
Date: 2/8/2012
Title: Finding Common Ground
Summary: Nice article in the Flathead Beacon about a great project near Troy that keeps working lands working, conserves wildlife habitat and maintains recreational access.
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Date: 2/5/2012
Title: From Generation to Generation
Summary: Interesting story in the Bozeman Chronicle about the difficulty of passing the family farm or ranch to the next generation. Conservation easements are mentioned as one tool to ease that transfer.
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Date: 2/3/2012
Title: Montanans Say Conservation is Important
Summary: Interesting poll produced by Colorado College about Montana and land conservation. The message in the polls is pretty clear: Jobs are very important, but so is conservation.
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Date: 1/30/2012
Title: Easement Conserves Flathead Lands
Summary: Excellent Kalispell Daily Inter Lake article about a conservation easement Travelers for Open Land helped fund. The easement keeps a fourth-generation farm involved in traditional agriculture. Many thanks to Jerry Brosten and the Brosten family, and thanks to Flathead Land Trust.
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Date: 1/28/2012
Title: Phasmid Rentals Supports TFOL
Summary: Thanks to Will Casella and Phasmid Rentals in Bozeman for their participation and financial support of Travelers for Open Land. Phasmid Rentals provides vehicles and outdoor gear for Montana adventures.
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Date: 1/27/2012
Title: RMEF Wins Best New Series on Outdoor Channel
Summary: Congratulations to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for its "RMEF Team Elk" show being named Fan Favorite Best New Series on the Outdoor Channel.
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Date: 1/26/2012
Title: Thanks to Jakes Horses
Summary: Thanks to Jake and Katie Grimm of Jakes Horses in Big Sky for their recent contribution to Travelers for Open Land. We appreciate Jakes Horses and their guests for their support of the TFOL program and for their commitment to Montana open lands.
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Date: 1/23/2012
Title: GVLT Applauded for Trail Efforts
Summary: Bozeman Chronicle salutes the efforts of Gallatin Valley Land Trust on the Triple Tree Trail project.
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Date: 1/18/2012
Title: GVLT Helps Shore Up Triple Tree Trail
Summary: Gallatin Valley Land Trust is helping lead the "Main Street to the mountains" trail efforts in Gallatin County through improvements to the Triple Tree Trail.
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Date: 1/16/2012
Title: Thanks to Grant Creek Inn in Missoula
Summary: Thanks to the staff, management and guests at the Best Western Grant Creek Inn in Missoula for donating and collecting $492 for Travelers for Open Land. We appreciate your commitment to the Travelers for Open Land program! New grants will be announced soon.
 
Date: 1/12/2012
Title: Impressive Story of Family and Place
Summary: An amazing story of family and place published in the Ravalli Republic. The Severson family and their Bitterroot Valley ranch tell an impressive and remarkable tale. Travelers for Open Land is proud of have helped fund this project
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Date: 1/6/2012
Title: Madison Valley Ranchlands Conserved
Summary: The Bozeman Chronicle reports on conservation easements in the Madison Valley that will allow the landowners to "keep this land productive agricultural land."
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Date: 1/6/2012
Title: Protected Forever
Summary: Helena Independent Record article lauds the "team effort" on a project to protect open land and riparian areas, allow recreational access and create educational opportunities.
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Date: 1/2/2012
Title: Guest Column Salutes Land Trusts
Summary: Kelly Pohl of Gallatin Valley Land Trust published a thoughtful year-end column in the Bozeman Chronicle about the value of Montana land trusts and private land conservation.
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