Whitefish Legacy Partners has recently named Diane Conradi as Conservation Transaction Counsel, Heidi Van Everen as Executive Director and Melissa Segil as Outreach and Development Coordinator.
Whitefish Legacy Partners Board Chair and Glacier Bank Branch President Lin Akey explains, “We have accomplished a lot with Heidi and Diane carrying the torch on the planning and construction of The Whitefish Trail, as well as negotiating easements, lease agreements, and more. But now, it is more important than ever to permanently protect these lands to preserve public access, water quality, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas and recreation. Healthy forests, clean water, and stunning views equate to a strong economy and a steady stream of revenue for Montana’s schools and universities. We now have a solid team in place and with the help of our partners and community, we will create a legacy for future generations.”
The Whitefish Legacy Lands campaign will be the second implementation of the 2004 Neighborhood Plan, the first being the Whitefish Trail. The Whitefish Trail offers 19 miles of natural surface trails located in a forested, rural environment popular for mountain biking, hiking and equestrian use. The diverse trail system is appropriate for families, outdoor enthusiasts, dog walkers, hard core bikers and runners of all abilities. This trail system is made possible through a collaborative effort with Whitefish Legacy Partners, the City of Whitefish, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana State Parks, a division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Flathead County, US Forest Service, private landowners, and many local volunteers.
For more information, call 406.862.3880.