Three Montana land trusts are seeking 2020 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to build or expand trails in what is a very competitive process. A total of 70 entities are collectively requesting over $3.6 million in funding through a program that has roughly $1.5 million to allocate.
MALT members applying for funds to improve community trails include Bitter Root Land Trust, Five Valleys Land Trust, and Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and some land trust-connected applicants are also seeking funds.
A complete list of applicants and additional information about the projects are available at the RTP website. The website accepts public comments on the proposals until 5:00 PM on March 9.
GVLT is seeking grant funds to build a bridge on Bozeman’s Front Street Pathway. Five Valleys Land Trust is seeking funds to build a new trail on Mount Dean Stone and improve a trailhead parking lot. Bitter Root Land Trust is seeking to acquire land for a new Fishing Access Site and trail.