Only A Thousand Yards

Mountain Biking

Only A Thousand Yards Only 1000 yards to go. That’s all that stands between your community trail and thousands of acres of public land. But that 1000 yards is on private land. Creating trail on private land can be tough. Really tough. That challenge was confirmed for me at a recent gathering of community based trail makers from…

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Of Parks And Postage (Stamps, That Is…)

montana wildlife

Of Parks And Postage (Stamps, That Is…) Montana loves its Parks—Glacier National Park’s snow capped peaks, Yellowstone National Park’s iconic geysers, Lewis and Clark Caverns’ ancient limestone formations and Makoshika State Park’s badland dinosaur bones. And we want to protect our parks. But to be successful, we cannot think of a park as “postage stamp.” We…

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The Business Case For Outdoor Recreation

Business case for outdoor recreation

The Business Case For Outdoor Recreation Who knew? That in 2002, a free-wheeling group of Whitefish mountain bikers would kick off one of Montana’s best trail systems. Introducing the Whitefish Trail. What started on Spencer Mountain as a state-initiated development planning process for 13,000 acres of public state trust land around Whitefish has turned into a 42…

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