2020 Parks and Recreation at the Ballot Box

What you might have missed: How local and state funding measures for conservation and recreation fared at the ballot box across the country Update on Montana statewide and local conservation measures, including Montana’s marijuana initiative Frontcountry Frontlines: how communities in the Bitterroot have leveraged local bond funds for frontcountry outdoor recreation access Three tips for…

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Realizing Community-led Outdoor Recreation Priorities: Updates from the University of Montana Team

What you might have missed: Introducing CORR (Community Outdoor Recreation Realization) How the CORR process helps communities realize their outdoor recreation potential Three ways CORR can help with challenges of funding, management, and sustainability Plan in action: Why it is important on the ground–featuring Columbia Falls– Next steps Download the Slides Preview modal- Download the…

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Outdoor recreation in Choteau: Yes, WeCAN

What you might have missed: How MEDA’s WeCAN community review process positions communities for action Pillars of Choteau’s community driven economic development plan Grant in Action: In-depth look at how Choteau is putting its outdoor recreation vision into action on the ground. Download the Slides Preview modal- Download the Presentation Helpful Resources David Letterman Interview…

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Outdoor Recreation for Rural Prosperity: USDA Approach and Grants in Action in Lincoln, Montana

What you might have missed: Overview of USDA programs targeting rural communities Focus on Rural Business Development Grant What’s new this year and how to apply for USDA funding Lincoln’s Prosperity: How Lincoln is using USDA funds to plan and develop its outdoor recreation based economy Tips for a successful proposal and lessons learned Download…

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Safe Travels: Grants, Planning and Preparation for 2021’s outdoor recreation visitors

What you might have missed: Ins and Outs of Montana’s Tourism Grant program Explain the intersection of outdoor recreation and tourism What kind of projects are eligible and how to apply Tips for a winning tourism grant proposal The latest outdoor recreation related insights, outlook, and data Grant in Action: Harlowton’s Brownfield to Railway Park Project…

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Best Proposal Ever: Tips for a winning proposal and how the small town of Malta succeeded in creating multi million dollar recreation asset

What you might have missed: Montana’s grant cycle for outdoor recreation funding programs opens November 2 Overview of funding programs and changes this year–new program and more funding. What’s new this year–more LWCF from the Great American Outdoors Act and introducing the “Montana Trails Stewardship” grant program. 5 tips for creating a winning outdoor recreation…

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Sneak Peek into 2020’s Recreation Summit

What you might have missed: Exciting combination of podcasts, panels and live and prerecorded webinars speakers from Montana, Alberta and BC including Governor Steve Bullock Veteran and Nature connection with live yoga session panel discussion about healing power of nature Launch of CORR Initiative to help communities realize their outdoor recreation priorities Night of viewing…

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Making the Match

What you might have missed: Most successful projects involve a “funding puzzle” the raises grant and private funding and other commitments to meet the funding needs of the project. Many successful OR projects rely common sources of public grant funding as the backbone which require a match of cash or in-kind resources or both. Making…

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Unpacking the Great American Outdoors Act: What it Means for Montana’s Frontcountry Parks, Trails and Access

What you might have missed: Places to get outdoors are at the heart of Montana’s outdoor recreation economy and way of life.  Outdoor recreation in Montana generates $7.1 billion dollars and constitutes 5.1% of the gross domestic product Passage of the GAOA is a game-changer for frontcountry parks, trails, and outdoor recreation access on federal, state,…

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Community Challenges & Solution Of Seasonal Visitors

Speakers Sheena Pate Project Coordinator Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council Sheena Pate of Columbia Falls, MT, project coordinator for the Crown of the Continent Geotourim Council, works in and around the international transboundary region (Alberta, British Columbia & Montana) introducing the geotourism concept and how it can be a tool to build a sustainable…

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Intro to Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Speakers Sheena Pate Project Coordinator Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council Sheena Pate of Columbia Falls, MT, project coordinator for the Crown of the Continent Geotourim Council, works in and around the international transboundary region (Alberta, British Columbia & Montana) introducing the geotourism concept and how it can be a tool to build a sustainable…

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Identifying & Mitigating Capacity Challenges As They Relate To Impacts On Wildlife & Habitats

Speakers Shawn Johnson Managing Director Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, University of Montana Shawn Johnson is Managing Director at the Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. He is also Co-Chair of the University’s Graduate Certificate Program in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution. Shawn works with diverse groups, including…

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Strategies For Managing Recreation Use In Times Of Emergency

Speakers Sheena Pate Project Coordinator Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council Sheena Pate of Columbia Falls, MT, project coordinator for the Crown of the Continent Geotourim Council, works in and around the international transboundary region (Alberta, British Columbia & Montana) introducing the geotourism concept and how it can be a tool to build a sustainable…

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How Are We Teaching Outdoor Recreation & Stewardship K 12 & Adults

Speakers Sheena Pate Project Coordinator Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council Sheena Pate of Columbia Falls, MT, project coordinator for the Crown of the Continent Geotourim Council, works in and around the international transboundary region (Alberta, British Columbia & Montana) introducing the geotourism concept and how it can be a tool to build a sustainable…

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Community Outdoor Recreation Realization Pathway To Realize Community’s OR Potential

Speakers Sheena Pate Project Coordinator Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council Sheena Pate of Columbia Falls, MT, project coordinator for the Crown of the Continent Geotourim Council, works in and around the international transboundary region (Alberta, British Columbia & Montana) introducing the geotourism concept and how it can be a tool to build a sustainable…

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