Montana Open Land Month was established to help Montanans and visitors celebrate what makes Montana so incredibly special: our outdoor heritage. This page features news, opinion and creative writing – thanks to all who have shared your work!
- Explore Big Sky, July 24 2016: “Celebrate Montana’s Open Land“
- Bozeman Chronicle, July 23 2016: “Kids, open land & outdoor recreation“
- Bozeman Chronicle, July 16 2016: “State’s waters & lands helping heal veterans“
- Bozeman Chronicle, July 9 2016: “Open lands creating opportunity for Montana“
- Billings Gazette, July 3 2016: “Montana Conservation Starts Around Kitchen Table“
- Bozeman Chronicle, July 3 2016: “Open lands and an empty MT“
- Explore Big Sky, June 10 2016: “Big Sky Businesses ‘Step Up for Open Land’“
- Visit Big Sky, May 10 2016: “Protected Open Lands are the Key to Growing Big Sky’s Economy“
- Office of the Governor, November 13 2015: “Governor pleased to recognize July 2016 as Montana Open Land Month“
- Flathead Beacon, July 14 2015: “Stewards of the Land“
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle, July 11 2015: “Open Land Has a Big Role in Our Montana“
- Explore Big Sky, July 10 2015: “July is Open Land Month“
- Helena Independent Record, July 6 2015: “Montanans Celebrate Inaugural Open Land Month in 2015“
- KBZK, July 6 2015: “Montana Open Land Month Being Marked This July“
- Missoulian, July 3 2015: “FVLT Celebrates Open Land Month at Marshall Mountain“
- Bozone.com, July 1 2015: “July is Open Land Month in Montana“
- Official Tourism Industry News, July 2015: “July is Open Land Month in Montana“
- Red Ants Pants Music Festival Program, July 2015: “Celebrate Montana!“
We are honored to share the creativity and passion of others – delighted to share the best writing that celebrates Montana Open Land Month. Poems, short stories, essays, trail tales – you name it! We welcome your voice.
- “Open Land: Healing and Creating Community” Beautiful blog piece written 7/2016 by Janine Mariani, AmeriCorps member at HAVEN, domestic violence shelter and organization.
- “Open Land Reading List” Books for kids, adults & families to help you explore Montana. Librarians, avid readers and the Montana State Library helped us create this suggested reading list for libraries across Montana.
- “Open Land is In Our Blood”
This powerful opinion piece was written by Ron Marcoux and his granddaughter Bromley Maharg.
- “Good Night Big Sky”
Written by 2015 Big Sky Watershed Corp member Katherine Boyk, this delightful children’s tale is a fun, home-grown take-off on the beloved children’s book “Good Night Moon.”
- “25 Reasons Why Montana’s Open Space is Better Than Outer Space”
Written by 2015 Big Sky Watershed Corp member Katherine Boyk, this piece was originally published on buzzfeed.com.
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