Troy Area “Mountain to Town”

Outdoor Recreation Plan

Project Description

The Purpose

Position Troy as a hub for regional recreation tourism by developing an outdoor recreation plan which will guide the future use, management and enhancement of motorized and non-motorized recreational facilities in the greater Troy area. This effort stems from the recommendations from the “Natural Resource Work Group” in the Montana Economic Development Association’s Community Review (2019).

The Value

  • Regional Economic Development
  • Tourism Development
  • Community Revitalization and Health

The Approach


Plan Adopted!

February 2, 2023

The City of Troy adopted the Troy Area “Mountain to Town” Outdoor Recreation Plan in October! In the short time since its adoption, the plan is already being put into practice. It is being used as a guide and tool for grant applications. For example, the local library is looking at applying for a walkability/sidewalk…

Final Troy Outdoor Recreation Plan Posted!

July 18, 2022

The Troy Area “Mountain to Town” Outdoor Recreation Plan has been finalized! Thank you to all who submitted comments and suggestions for revisions. The themes that emerged from the comments received were related to economic development, safety, high-use trails, the Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone, and recreation in remote areas. We revised several sections, clarified terminology,…

Did You Know?

June 29, 2022

Did you know that Stimson Lumber has permanently protected 28,000 acres of forestland in the Troy area? In addition to protecting habitat for fisheries and wildlife, public recreation is also allowed! Although recreation is allowed, it’s important to adhere to the posted public access guidelines:

DRAFT Plan Available for Review and Comment!

June 13, 2022

Click here to view the DRAFT Troy Area “Mountain to Town” Outdoor Recreation Plan! To provide comment, please email or submit a comment at the bottom of the project page.

Ross Creek Cedars

March 18, 2022

During the community meeting and subsequent survey efforts, Ross Creek Cedars was highlighted as a place loved and cherished by MANY! Click here to read a Flathead Beacon article about these GIANTS!

Survey Results!

February 1, 2022

Thank you to those who completed our most recent survey. These results will help further guide the development of the Troy Area Outdoor Recreation Plan. Click here to view the survey report!

New Survey Announcement!

January 4, 2022

Click on “Feedback” to find the link to take the latest Troy area outdoor recreation survey. This survey is intended to dig deeper into specifics regarding the recreation assets and opportunities in the greater Troy area. The submission deadline is January 21st!

Survey Reminder!

December 21, 2021

A quick reminder to take the Troy “Mountain to Town” Outdoor Recreation Plan Planning Goals survey (click on the feedback button)! Stay tuned for an upcoming survey geared to gather more information about the outdoor recreation opportunities in Troy.

Community Meeting Announcement

December 3, 2021

The City of Troy, Montana Access Project, and Mithūn invite community members to a community meeting on December 9th from 5:30-7:30PM to discuss the Troy Area “Mountain to Town” Outdoor Recreation Plan. The meeting will be held in the John Wayne Room at the Silver Spur. If you cannot attend in-person, please join virtually via Zoom. You…

Troy Area Outdoor Recreation Task Force Meeting

October 25, 2021

Troy appoints the following members to the Outdoor Recreation Area Task Force: Vicki Stevens, Ashley South, Shawna Kelsey, Denise Kalb, Mike Manion, and Jerry Bennet. For more information, fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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.




Christian is a landscape architect passionate about designing at the intersection of nature, culture and human health. He has worked on ecological design and environmental education-driven projects across the country including the Mariposa Grove Restoration at Yosemite National Park. Christian has presented on the topics of healthy built environments and ecological design at ASLA, AIA and Living Future conferences, and his work has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Project Partners:


Primary Partner: City of Troy

The City of Troy seeks to develop an outdoor recreation plan for continued economic and tourism development.