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The Nature Conservancy launches free online resource

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists are launching Nature Lab, a new online learning platform designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong. “As schools around the...

 

A new vision for Montana forests

Imagine trying to hike, bike or ride a snowmobile in your local mountains only to encounter a fence and no trespassing sign every mile or so. That could have been the future for hundreds of thousands...

 

Lolo National Forest and TNC finalize sale

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Forest Service are excited to announce the finalization of a sale which will move 16,400 acres of former commercial timber lands into the public domain. T...

 

Double Arrow Ranch - The early days of the residential development

Some say that events and people become of historical interest after 50 years have passed. If that is so, the early phases of Double Arrow Ranch will reach this milestone in June of 2022, just over...

 

ROCKS - A place for all

Seeley Lake ROCKS' mission "To build healthy children, strong families and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation," has expanded significantly the past two years. Two years ago, ROCKS...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

BLM purchases more than 7,000 acres in lower Blackfoot watershed

MISSOULA – On Nov. 21, the Bureau of Land Management's Missoula Field Office preserved public access by acquiring 7,268 acres of land in the Blackfoot River Corridor. Using Sportsman's...

 

Community Briefs

Information sought on moose poached near Clinton  CLINTON - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking information on a bull moose that was poached this week near Clinton in western Montana. The moose was found in the Swartz Creek area...

 

Community Briefs

TNC Beeskove Fire closure lifted POTOMAC - The Nature Conservancy’s western Montana forest land that had been closed due to the Beeskove fire reopened to the public Thursday, Sept. 26. Users are asked to follow TNC’s Open Lands Policy that can...

 
 By Erin Hendel    Opinion    August 22, 2019

A new face in conservation: Intern Tayler Templin

If you've visited Nature Conservancy land in the Seeley-Swan area in the past few months, there's a good chance that you've run into Tayler Templin. An avid camper, hiker, angler and photographer,...

 

Construction begins on Hill 16 Lakeview Trail

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports (ROCKS) kicked off construction of the Hill 16 Lakeview Trail above the north shore of Placid Lake. The Hill 16 Community...

 

Community Briefs

North Fork Cottonwood Reroute Project Begins SEELEY LAKE - Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited contractors started the north Fork Cottonwood Reroute project Monday, July 8.  This project is on the #477, Cottonwood Lakes Road, 0.25-0.5 miles...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    June 13, 2019

Seeley Lake ROCKS receives $30,000 grant for Hill 16 Trails

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake ROCKS received a $30,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for use on Phase 1 of the Hill 16 Community Trail System (CTS). They look forward to continued...

 

Proposal to open access to acres in Belmont Creek to the lower Blackfoot River

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the next steps in a collaborative effort with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) aimed at acquiring 13,000 acres of private lands within the Lower Blackfoot River watershed, in the...

 

UM students translate theory into practice in forestry classes

OVANDO - Students in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana have the unique opportunity to step outside the classroom and into the forest to develop...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

FWP seeks review of biennial access rule for The Nature Conservancy lands

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on its proposal to renew a biennial rule that provides recreational access on The Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands in Missoula and Powell Counties. This biennial rule, which provides public...

 
 By Erin Hendel    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Montana's vital conservation fund reauthorized

In late February, the U.S. House of Representatives moved to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), approving a sweeping package of public lands bills that includes a measure to permanently reauthorize the program for the first time in...

 

ROCKS is building Hill-16 Trails

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake ROCKS is thrilled to be building non-motorized, multi-use recreation trails near Placid Lake State Park in the Hill-16 recreation area. We cleared more than two miles of old...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    February 28, 2019

Recreational Trails Program seeks public comment on 2019 grant applications

HELENA – Montana State Parks is seeking public comment on proposed Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant awards for the current grant cycle which closed Jan. 31. Public comment on the proposed RTP grant awards is open through Saturday, March 9...

 
 By Loren Rose    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Maintaining healthy forests and clean water is a logging requirement

All of us see logging trucks going through town, know folks working in the woods and see active logging around Seeley Lake. Reactions to active or recent logging are varied, depending on the experiences of the person reacting and the prescription bei...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 3, 2019

Mushing with Jessie and the J Team

SEELEY LAKE - "From the moment we finally met [musher Jessie Royer] through our first two days of sledding with her, it was everything and then some - from the quality of her equipment, to the quality...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 13, 2018

TNC donates 'Section 31' to SVC

SWAN VALLEY - The last piece of The Nature Conservancy’s Montana Legacy Project is now conserved for nature and people in the Swan Valley. TNC donated the last quarter section of Section 31, to Swan Valley Connections, who granted a conservation...

 

Section 31 donated to Swan Valley Connections - Ice rink plans

SWAN VALLEY - Swan Valley Connections Board Chair Barb Raible announced to the Swan Valley Community Council that Swan Valley Connections is the recipient of 160 acres within Section 31 in Condon at the Council meeting Dec. 4. SVCC Chair Ken Donovan...

 

The legacy of Double Arrow Ranch

Double Arrow Ranch is proud to share a name that has a long history in the Seeley Lake area. Once called the Corbett Ranch, the land that makes up today’s residential community was part of a purchase in the late 1920’s by Jan Boissevain and...

 

Moving forward with fire - An updated plan for Missoula County

On May 24, 2018, the Missoula Board of County Commissioners approved an updated version of the 2005 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The update was a collaborative effort of Missoula County Office of Emergency Management, Frenchtown Rural F...

 
 By Erin Hendel    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Shared problem solving on The Nature Conservancy land

Thanks to public meetings, growing partnerships and many conversations with local residents and business, The Nature Conservancy has learned a great deal in the four years since acquiring 117,000 acres of land in the Seeley-Swan area. Time and time...

 

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