Close the Loop Series: Outdoor Recreation Economy
September 28, 2017

Did you know the Whitefish Trail Master Plan (A Trail Runs Through It) was published in 2006?! The 91-page document was adopted by the City of Whitefish and serves as a guiding document for the future of our local lands. It states, “The trail system will create an outstanding recreational amenity for the community that… Read more »

Devil’s Club and Huckleberries? WLP Conservation at Work
July 27, 2017

by WLP Executive Director Heidi Van Everen and Director of Development Alan Myers-Davis      Our legs are burning. Not from the elevation gain but from an abundance of unkempt wild raspberries and devil’s club. Native hollyhocks line the banks of upper and lower Smith Creek, and male western tanagers are flashing and swooping by, hoping… Read more »

City Approves Trail Agreement With Resort
July 26, 2017

July 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm | By Heidi Desch The city of Whitefish has approved an agreement for a public recreational trail easement on Big Mountain. When the Haskill Basin conservation and trail easement were created the city contacted Winter Sports Inc. about obtaining an eaesement on its property for a trailhead and connector… Read more »

Upper Haskill Trailhead Request for Proposals
June 14, 2017

Whitefish Legacy Partners is requesting proposals on behalf of the City of Whitefish from interested contractors for construction of the Upper Haskill Trailhead in the summer of 2017. The Upper Haskill Trailhead is located on Winter Sports, Inc. property, adjacent to Big Mountain Road. All contracts run through the City of Whitefish. Project Managers Greg Gunderson… Read more »

Read our 2016 Annual Report
May 25, 2017

Last year, your donations made a HUGE impact to our community. Learn how many youth enjoyed outdoor education programs, hear about our upcoming project in Haskill Basin, and look to the future as we work hard to Close the Loop of the Whitefish Trail. Read the report here.  

WLP wins Noxious Weed Trust Fund Education Grant
April 5, 2017

  Whitefish Legacy Partners has been awarded $10,000 from the Montana Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant. The grant will support noxious weed education, training, and signage on the Whitefish Trail. In partnership with Flathead County, WLP will host a noxious weed guided hike where participants will learn about local species, eradication techniques, and… Read more »

WLP seeking Bike Patrol Volunteers

The goal of the WHITEFISH TRAIL BIKE PATROL is to offer a regular presence on the trail system and to provide visitor assistance. The PATROL consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with trail managers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform the recreational users of the Whitefish Trail. We are looking for volunteers to… Read more »

Lower Haskill Trailhead – Request for Quotations
March 22, 2017

The Whitefish Trail Operations Committee is requesting quotations from interested contractors for trailhead construction during the spring of 2017. The new trailhead will be located adjacent to the City of Whitefish water treatment plant on Reservoir Road. Specifications and guidelines are linked below and hard copies are available at City of Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department…. Read more »

Welcome Margosia!
March 20, 2017

Margosia Jadkowski new Program Director We would like to officially welcome Margosia Jadkowski to WLP as our new, full-time Program Director! Originally from Maine, Margosia studied Geology at Colby College, has a Master’s Degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University, and has worked on sustainable resource management projects throughout the US, Spain, and Thailand. After… Read more »

2017 6th Grade Snow Science
February 14, 2017

The 2017 field trip season is officially underway! The entire 6th grade from Whitefish Middle School is attending interactive snow science field trips at the Whitefish Trail Learning Pavilion. We have partnered with the Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Flathead Backcountry Nordic Patrol (FBNP) to teach an intro… Read more »

7,068 acre Trumbull Creek Conservation Easement Closes

Whitefish Legacy Partners is proud to see local timber jobs working alongside permanent land protection in our communities. The recently finalized 7,068 acre conservation easement in Trumbull Creek lies adjacent to the 3,022 acre conservation easement in Haskill Basin, creating a 10,000 acres of vital wildlife corridor and invaluable watershed protection. A HUGE thanks to all the… Read more »

7 Whitefish Trail Aims to ‘Close the Loop’
December 28, 2016

Nonprofit’s latest fundraising push will help complete Haskill portion, while board looks ahead at future grants BY TRISTAN SCOTT // DEC 21, 2016  As the team at Whitefish Legacy Partners rolls out its plan to complete a sprawling network of community trails encircling Whitefish Lake and “close the loop” on the ambitious project, its earliest… Read more »

2016 Year-in-Review Photos
December 20, 2016

It’s been an amazing year on the Whitefish Trail. Almost 300 volunteers contributed 1,818 hours of labor to our community trail system. 14 Adopt-A-Trail crews, 9 Adopt-A-Trail sponsors, 32 educational events, and 8 school field trips…ON the Whitefish Trail. Browse some photos below and see the full gallery on our website. Thanks to everyone who… Read more »

Video: Forest Legacy Program in Haskill Basin
December 12, 2016

The Forest Legacy Program protects private forest lands from conversion to non-forest uses. This federal program partners with states to conserve healthy forests and critical wildlife habitat. This program helped permanently protect Haskill Basin and Trumbull Creek watersheds. Watch the below video to learn more. The Forest Legacy Program from Peregrine Productions LLC on Vimeo.

Haskill Match Community Challenge- FUNDED!
December 2, 2016

On behalf of everyone at Whitefish Legacy Partners, we would like to thank the entire community for the outpouring of support! Congratulations…we did it! We will break ground this spring and work hard all summer to open up two new trailheads and 5.5 miles of trail connecting Whitefish to Whitefish Mountain Resort. The projected grand… Read more »

WLP wins Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
December 1, 2016

Whitefish Legacy Partners (WLP) has been awarded $10,000 from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund to support education and stewardship programs on the Whitefish Trail (WT). Funding will support the expansion of existing education programs through increased program development and continued outreach and community engagement. Proposed education programs for 2017 include WT field trips for local school… Read more »