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
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.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.