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Montana State Parks Foundation

Flathead Lake's Wild Horse Island.
Aaron Bolton

Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake is getting a facelift. A work crew is rehabilitating trails, but also cutting some new tread and installing other long-term infrastructure. The projects are possible thanks to a new funding effort aimed at helping the state maintain parks on the lake

A coalition of wildlife, conservation and outdoor recreation business groups in Montana has announced it’s launching a survey to determine support and strategies to fund conservation and access projects.

A bird's eye view of the southern reaches of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio


A coalition of wildlife, conservation and outdoor recreation business groups has launched an effort to find ways to fund conservation and maintenance projects on public lands.

Eric Melson says the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project is trying to hear from 10,000 Montanans on what they value about the state’s public lands and outdoor recreation, and how those values should be funded.

Nicky Ouellet

This weekend, Montana State Parks kicked off a summer long initiative to draw more people to Montana’s 55 state parks.

But a springtime audit showed the parks have a $22 million maintenance backlog.