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WLP is Hiring!

Whitefish Legacy Partners is currently hiring for the following part-time positions. Development Coordinator The Development Coordinator (DC) will plan and lead WLP’s established community fundraising events including but not limited to the Hit the Trail Challenge (May), The Whitefish Trail Hootenanny (August), and the Whitefish Trail Legacy Run (October). The DC will also assist the… 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 »

Announcing the 2018 Whitefish Trail Photo Contest!

Enter your best photos from the Whitefish Trail and win cash and prizes! This year’s Whitefish Trail Photo Contest will have both adult (18+) and kids (under 18) categories, with a $100 cash prize for 1st place in each category and prizes for honorable mentions. Winners will also be published in the Whitefish Pilot! Photos… Read more »

DNRC Releases Close the Loop Draft EA

Anytime a project is proposed on State Trust Lands, the DNRC must adhere to the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and complete an extensive environmental review. Experts in soils, hydrology, wildlife, safety, and economics review each proposal and determine the cumulative effects and impacts of No Action and Action alternatives. The City of Whitefish formally… Read more »

Big Mountain Trailhead Open!

The Big Mountain Trailhead is officially open! The new trailhead offers ample parking, a vault toilet, and groomed winter access for the existing trails in Haskill Basin. We are excited to partner with Glacier Nordic Club to offer this new destination for the community. Snowshoers and fat bikers can explore the new section of Whitefish… Read more »

Close the Loop Series: Protecting Smith Lake from Development

In the beginning, creating a community trail system was seen as a solution to the impending sale and development of vulnerable MT State Trust lands surrounding Whitefish. With a sharp increase in property values and development, the risk to lose public land to private buyers was increasing, and the community came together to make a… Read more »

Lion Mountain Trailhead closed Friday 8/11/17

ATTENTION: The Lion Mountain Trailhead will be CLOSED this Friday (8/11) at 5am till Saturday (8/12) at 7am for road grading and maintenance (no more potholes!). No vehicles will be allowed in the parking area, and no parking is allowed on the shoulder of Lion Mountain Loop Rd. Stage II fire restrictions apply. Please plan… Read more »

Video Production Services Request for Proposals

WLP requests proposals to create a high-quality promotional video for its Close the Loop project. The video will share WLP’s story of the Whitefish Trail project to partners, new and current donors, and regional foundations. The video will be shown on WLP’s website, at fundraising events and conferences, and on social media outlets. Download WT… Read more »

NOTICE: Spencer Mountain Logging Damage

A section of the east side of the Spencer Mountain Whitefish Trail and the east-west connector trail is damaged from logging.  Use is not advised. Contact Whitefish Legacy Partners at 862-3880 with questions.

Haskill Trail Construction and Forestry- Request for Proposals

Whitefish Legacy Partners is requesting proposals on behalf of the City of Whitefish from interested contractors for Haskill Basin trail construction and forestry for the summer of 2017. The single track and natural surface trail will extend from a new trailhead located adjacent to the City of Whitefish water treatment plant on Reservoir Road to… Read more »

WLP hiring surveyors

Are you or someone you know interested in a part-time job on the Whitefish Trail this spring/summer? We are undertaking an economic impact study of local outdoor recreation and specifically the Whitefish Trail. To strengthen current user data, we will be taking surveys at trailheads and around town. We are hiring part-time help to administer… 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 »

Funding secured for Haskill Basin Project

Expansive trail system will break ground this spring with a ceremony scheduled for May 9 BY BEACON STAFF // APR 4, 2017 // LATEST HEADLINES, OUTDOORS Whitefish Legacy Partners has secured all of the project costs associated with expanding the Whitefish Trail into Haskill Basin, organization leaders announced. The first phase of the “Close the… Read more »

Final Trail easements secured for Foys to Blacktail Trail

Daily Interlake, February 12, 2017 Source “The Flathead County commissioners on Feb. 9 approved permanent public trail easements that will set the stage for completion of the Foy’s to Blacktail Trail from Herron Park to Lakeside. The easements for 8 miles of new trail are with six private landowners, the largest of which is Weyerhaeuser,… Read more »

Video: Forest Legacy Program in Haskill Basin

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.

Vision 2020:Close the Loop

Whitefish Trail group aims to finish loop by 2020 By MATT BALDWIN Whitefish Pilot | Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016  Whitefish Trail Hikers head out on the Whitefish Trail June 26 at the Lion Mountain trailhead. There’s not much vertical relief along the lowlands at the head of Whitefish Lake. Gentle pastures and wetlands stretch… Read more »

Changes at the WLP Office…

Welcome Alan – WLP’s new Program Director – and Goodbye Carla! WLP would like to formally welcome Alan Myers-Davis as the new Program Director.  Alan is eager to continue securing conservation, recreation, and education opportunities for our local community on the Whitefish Trail. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Alan can usually be found adventuring outdoors biking, skiing, climbing, hiking… Read more »

WLP Hiring Director of Development

Position Description Director of Development Organization Whitefish Legacy Partners is a non-profit organization whose community-minded vision is to ensure conservation, recreation, and education on the lands around Whitefish for future generations. To ensure conservation, recreation, and education on the lands around Whitefish, WLP’s work will leave a lasting legacy for our community that will include… Read more »

WT 2015 Trail Construction and Forestry RFQ’s

WT 2015 Trail Construction RFQ The Whitefish Trail Committee is requesting quotations from interested contractors for trail construction in the Dollar Lake and Little Beaver Lake areas during the summer and early fall of 2015.Specifications and guidelines will be available by 1:00pm Wednesday, July 22 at Whitefish Parks & Recreation Department at 510 Railway St., Whitefish,… Read more »