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2023 Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit

The 2023 Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit will happen October 11 – 13 in Butte at the Copper King Hotel.  Co-hosts include the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR), W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, and Montana Access Project.  This Summit is a follow-up to previous Governor’s Business of Outdoor Recreation Summits which […]

Trail Stewardship Grant Program Opens Nov. 15

The Trail Stewardship grant cycle opens November 15, 2022 and runs through January 31st, 2023. Applicants may request up $75,000 with a 10 percent required match. Eligible applicants include: Project categories include: This year’s application will be available on the Trail Stewardship Webpage starting Nov. 15th. On Thursday Nov. 17th at 3pm FWP will be hosting a webinar training and question-and-answer session for […]

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 (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 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 […]