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TPL Seeks ‘Urban Wildlife Oasis’ at Story Mill Community Park

Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, a community outdoor gem led by The Trust for Public Land, opened its nature sanctuary within the park and a recent guest column by TPL’s Maddy Pope and others details the balanced management needed to ensure wildlife and people – and dogs – can enjoy the park. As the community conservation efforts of land trusts expand, concepts of park management and conflicts among users and purposes also expands. The 60-acre park is largely open to dogs, but the nature sanctuary portion of the park will focus on wildlife, and exclude dogs. TPL, the City of Bozeman and others are proposing “adopting this common sense management plan to ensure a balanced, happy and safe experience for people, dogs, and wildlife at Story Mill Community Park.“ Story Mill Community Park will hold its official park opening celebration July 20.

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