Is Montana doing enough to maintain its own outdoor heritage and build a legacy for future generations?
A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.
A study by Headwaters Economics and the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project raises the question, "is Montana doing enough to maintain its own outdoor heritage and build a legacy for future generations?" Despite overwhelming support by Montanans for conservation and outdoor recreation, the State has unmet needs totaling millions of dollars per year in wildlife management, state parks, and trails. The study looks at lessons learned from other State's funding programs to propose strategies for Montana.
Published July 01, 2019
Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.
On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.