Flower Creek/Snowshoe Recreation

Development Plan

Project Description

The Purpose

Finalize the Flower Creek Snowshoe Trail Recreation Development Plan which envisions a sustainable 31-mile multi-use, four-season trail system to enhance economic vitality, health and wellness, and quality of life in the Libby area.

The Value

  • Regional Economic Development – Enhancing recreation amenities and opportunities to increase community quality of life, and therefore attracting new businesses, residents and improving resident retention.


  • Sustainable Tourism Development – Utilizing recreational amenities and opportunities as a way to attract visitors, and in turn support local businesses.


  • Community Revitalization and Health – Creating a more livable community through enhancing
    recreation amenities and opportunities and attracting new, long-term residents.

Draft Flower Creek–Old Snowshoe Recreation Development Plan

November 3, 2022

Flower Creek Action Team Members

March 1, 2022

Members of the Flower Creek Action Team include Bill Pepper, Tina Oliphant, Marc McCully, Tony Petrusha, and advisor Micah Miller.

Project Area

Full Project Area - Large Map 11x17
SECTIONS 1-3 FINAL 10-10-22 (1)
SECTIONS 4-5 FINAL 10-10-22 (1)

The Team




Diane Conradi is the founder/CEO of Montana Access Project. As an experienced attorney, founder and advisor to Whitefish Legacy Partners/Whitefish Trail, Montana State Parks Foundation, and appointed member to Montana's first State Parks and Recreation Board she has in-depth experience in creating, enhancing and sustaining high quality nature-based recreation access that supports economic vitality, community health and quality of life for residents and visitors alike.




Kathleen McMahon has 35 years of community planning experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from George Washington University. She is a member of the Montana Association of Planners, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and Montana Economic Development Association.




Lech Naumovich has been promoting conservation and restoration awareness through science, community involvement, media, public speaking. He earned a Master’s Degree in Restoration and Landscape Ecology from the Yale School for the Environment and then subsequently took his talents to work for various agencies including the US Forest Service, BLM, Fort Hunter Liggett – USARC, California Native Plant Society, as well as starting a restoration ecology non-profit named Golden Hour Restoration Institute.

Project Partners


Primary Partner: Libby Outdoor Recreation Association (LORA)

LORA seeks to create, enhance, maintain and promote sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities in the greater Libby area, to enhance community lifestyle and stimulate growth of the local economy.

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