Montana Invasive Species Council Listening session August 24 & 25

Montana Invasive Species Council stakeholder listening sessions 8/24 & 8/25. The Council is developing a work plan and updating their Framework document with input from partners and stakeholders. All are invited to attend a listening session on August 24 or 25, 2022 in person or virtually. Please RSVP to Mindy Wilkinson, Contractor primumterrae@gmail.com (805) 704-7906. If you are not […]

Fact Sheet: Transportation Alternatives, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Rails-To-Trails Conservancy held a very informative webinar this morning titled Accessibility on Rail-Trails and Other Shared Use Paths.  One of the speakers was our old friend Christopher Douwes, U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration!  He discussed the importance of accessibility for all recreation and transportation trails and paths, and associated laws especially with projects […]

Career Pathways Webinar

Students, please join us on Tuesday February 22nd at 11 am MST for a panel webinar from park and recreation professionals with insights to their career pathway. This session aims to provide guidance to students on how to prepare for various career paths, how to make professional connections, how to “get a foot in the […]

2022 AARPA/NRPA Mentorship Program

Have you ever wanted to strengthen your professional development in our parks and recreation profession, but weren’t sure how to proceed? Consider joining the Mentorship Program sponsored by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and National Recreation and Park Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN). The Mentorship Program pairs young professionals, students, and […]

Webinar Recording: Unlocking the Power of Nature For All

Key Takeaways: Explore why access nature for all is important Key challenges and barriers to high quality recreation access for all abilities on Montana’s lands and waters Highlight “Made-in-Montana” inspiring and innovative approaches, programs, and technologies that are unlocking the power of nature for all Helpful links https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/nurtured-nature https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/07/12/awe-nature-ptsd/ https://www.childrenandnature.org/resources/category/benefits-of-nature/ https://news.umich.edu/going-outsideeven-in-the-coldimproves-memory-attention/ AJ Williams – Social […]

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course

Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course October 12-14, 2021 Bismarck, North Dakota Montana parks and recreation professionals are invited to register for the Oct. 12-14 Certified Playground Safety Inspector Course in Bismarck, North Dakota! Experts will review the latest developments in playground safety and participants will have the opportunity to become a certified playground safety inspector. […]

COVID-19 Resources

Parks and Recreations During COVID-19 Outbreak The MTRPA is sending out a big THANK YOU to our state, federal, and local Montana parks and recreation departments and agencies for quickly adapting and acting to keep our public healthy and mentally sane during the COVID-19 outbreak! While we are still dealing with this outbreak, departments across the […]