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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Upload your photos here or email them to 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!

Independent Field Trips & Live-Streamed Learning

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 »

WLP May Lose WT Specialty License Plate

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 

  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 »

2019 Great Fish Community Challenge!

The 2019 Great Fish Community Challenge is underway! with 53 participating non-profits, let’s raise more money for local projects than ever before! Participating non-profits will receive a % match from donations received by September 13th, so maximize your giving this summer. Whitefish Legacy Partners is raising money for our Smith Lake Project, and we need… Read more »

WLP wins Cinnabar Foundation Grant!

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 »

2018 Annual Community Report

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!

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 »

We did it! 20,000 miles in May

20,000 miles = $20,000! We did it! The community logged 20,000+ miles on the Whitefish Trail during the month of May, raising $20,000 in support of our local trail and protected lands! A HUGE thanks to everyone for participating. It was so fun to see how many of you went the ‘extra mile’ on the… Read more »

DNRC Environmental Assessment approves Smith Lake conservation!

DNRC GIVES POSITIVE REVIEW OF TRAIL PROJECT January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | By Heidi Desch The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has given a green light to one of the final segments of the Whitefish Trail loop and a conservation easement around Smith Lake. The Stillwater State Forest of the DNRC last… Read more »

WLP and City win $20k Tourism Grant!

       Whitefish Legacy Partners teamed up with the City of Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department to win a grant from the Montana Office of Tourism. The $20,000 award will pay for new recreational wayfinding signs throughout town. New vehicular Whitefish Trail signs will be installed directing visitors and locals to Whitefish Trail trailheads,… Read more »

Whitefish Trail Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Whitefish Trail Photo Contest Winners! Kids Division: Winner- Madeleine MacLean, age 11                   Honorable Mention- Sage Boyes, age 11                               Honorable Mention- Isaac Gibbs          … Read more »

WLP Awarded Applied Materials Grant

WLP has recently been awarded $10,000 from the Applied Materials Foundation to support WLP’s education programs! In 2018, WLP launched Community Hikes and Bikes to further connect our community to our local conservation lands. This year, we partnered with community groups such as Cancer Support Community Kalispell, Kalispell Veteran Center, Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s Journey to Wellness Program, and North… Read more »

Economic Impact of the Whitefish Trail

We are excited to announce the results of our recent economic impact study of local outdoor recreation and the Whitefish Trail! The community’s investment in conservation, recreation, and education opportunities on our local lands is paying off in a big way. This research study was produced by Headwaters Economics in partnership with Whitefish Legacy Partners and the… Read more »

WLP Wins Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Grant

Whitefish Legacy Partners has been awarded $3,000 from the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative to support protecting Smith Lake and connecting areas of community conservation with managed recreation. Thank you Y2Y for investing in the future of the Crown of the Continent! Read an except from our grant application below:    “The Close the Loop Project… Read more »