WLP Accepted into 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge!
July 10, 2020

    Whitefish Legacy Partners along with 55 other community non-profits have been accepted in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge! During the last five years, the Great Fish Challenge has raised over $9 million for our local non-profits making the Flathead Valley a better place to live and play. Participating profits will receive a percentage match on your donations given during the… Read more »

Sign up for Forest Explorer’s Camp & Girls on the Trail
June 16, 2020

Forest Explorer’s Camp & Girls on the Trail Registration now OPEN.      Registration is now OPEN for Forest Explorer’s Camp and Girls on the Trail. Due to Covid-19, we have made some changes to upcoming education programs to limit group size and incorporate caution. Registration is required, so reserve a spot today!   More… Read more »

WLP Wins Two WT Program Grants
May 17, 2020

We have been busy this spring applying for grants to support our programs and are excited to receive two major grants this year. Applied Materials Foundation WLP has been awarded $10,000 from the Applied Materials Foundation to support our ever-changing education programs this year. They understand the challenges we are facing during Covid-19 and support the quick… Read more »

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
April 15, 2020

Upload your photos here or email them to info@whitefishlegacy.org. If your family would like to work together, you’re welcome to submit one set of photos for multiple kids.  Just be sure to list each kids’ name when you submit so we know how many prizes to send!

DNRC Scoping – Swift Creek/Smith Lake Salvage and Timber Sale
April 6, 2020

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is seeking public comment on a proposed salvage and timber harvest at Swift Creek and Smith Lake. On March 14, 2020, a significant wind event occurred and blew down 300 acres of mature timber. The primary objectives of the 3,350-acre proposed project are: Salvage and capture the… Read more »

Independent Field Trips & Live-Streamed Learning
March 30, 2020

Spring is usually the time when we are busy with busloads of students arriving for field trips on the Whitefish Trail. With schools closed and students learning from home, we’re looking for new ways to engage youth with nature. We have prepared independent field trips for grades K-2 and 3-5 for families to complete while… Read more »

Call for Smith Lake Stories
March 16, 2020

Why is Smith Lake important to you? WLP and the City of Whitefish are working hard to permanently protect Smith Lake to secure public access, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, and our community’s views FOREVER. The lands at the head of Whitefish Lake are important community lands that could be sold for development, and we are… Read more »

WLP May Lose WT Specialty License Plate
February 18, 2020

The State of Montana has set a new threshold of 400 plates for an organization to keep their specialty license plates. WLP and other participating organizations have three months to meet the new threshold, and WLP currently has 177 dedicated drivers with WT specialty plates. Unless 223 new WT plates are registered in the next… Read more »

City Adopts New WT Easements!

Three private landowners have generously donated trail easements to support a proposed future connection of the Whitefish Trail between the WT Big Mountain Trailhead and the Flathead National Forest in Hellroaring Basin. We would like to sincerely thank Elk Highlands Homeowners Association and Montana Land Reliance, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Michael and Michelle Episcope for… Read more »

Beaver to Boyle Timber Sale 
January 28, 2020

  The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the DNRC’s upcoming timber sale in Beaver Lakes has been released and will be sent to the MT Land Board for approval on February 18, 2020. WLP and the City of Whitefish have been working with the DNRC in hopes of ensuring that existing and future recreation opportunities are… Read more »

Thank you 2019 Great Fish Donors!
October 16, 2019

The 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge was a HUGE success for Whitefish Legacy Partners, Whitefish Community Foundation, and all 53 participating non-profit organizations. The community raised a record $2,824,355 in support of our amazing local non-profit organizations. This year, 260 donors gave $91,465 to support new trail construction at Smith Lake, outdoor education programs, important… Read more »

WLP wins Cinnabar Foundation Grant!
June 12, 2019

Whitefish Legacy Partners has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Cinnabar Foundation to support private land conservation work in the Smith Lake drainage. “These south-facing, mid-slope elevations are important winter range for rocky mountain elk and mule deer and provide a critical migration corridor for grizzly bears, mountain lions, and Canadian lynx. Neighboring private… Read more »

Smith Lake Open House
May 29, 2019

Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and the City of Whitefish to learn about upcoming conservation and recreation opportunities at Smith Lake. We have the opportunity to permanently protect 800 acres of local open land for a Whitefish Trail connection to Hellroaring Basin, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, public access, and sustainable forest management. We need your input… Read more »

Trail Challenge Party at Bonsai
May 23, 2019

After a busy month on the Whitefish Trail, join us for a cold beer to celebrate the finale of our first annual Hit the Trail! Challenge! We’ll announce the community’s total miles logged during the month of May, give individual participation awards, announce the top Workplace Team, and give out some sweet raffle prizes. Bonsai… Read more »

2018 Annual Community Report
May 16, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Community Report is hot off the press! Read about how your 2018 donations and volunteer hours worked for more conservation, education, and recreation opportunities on our local lands and hear about new and exciting projects for 2019. 2018 Annual Community Report >>

Whitefish Trail wins 2019 RTP Grant!
May 1, 2019

Montana’s Recreational Trails Program has been a strong and consistent funding source for the Whitefish Trail since 2011. This year, the City and WLP applied for funding to help with several important maintenance projects on the Whitefish Trail, especially at areas of highest use. The $17,500 grant will fund tread repair at Lion Mountain, replacement of damaged… Read more »