Public Funding: Big Sky Trust Fund
Phase I, Reuse Study - $15,000
Phase II, Preliminary Architectural Report - $15,000
Private Funding: $30,000 plus additional investment for future phases, including the purchase of the building. Project led by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation to explore the feasibility of purchasing and converting a former school into a Performing Arts Center.
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
$600,000 - NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
$600,000 - Match funding
In 2013 a working group was formed to explore partnership opportunities to enhance sustainable agriculture in Southern Montana. The USDA Farm Bill created the RCPP (Regional Conservation Partnership Program) as a tool to invest public resources in improving conservation, restoration & sustainable use of our natural resources. Beartooth RC&D worked with Partners, including MillerCoors, to create the Yellowstone Regional Ag Sustainability Project, a mix of private industry and public partners. The EQIP funding model assists producers in adopting conservation practices and identifying BMP's for irrigated barley and beet rotations.
Read more about the project here.
Watch videos of Montana NRCS Conservation Success Stories here.
Bozeman Trail Regional Project
Our Montana and Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association are working to get National Historic Trail designation for the Bozeman Trail, which runs through all 5 counties in Beartooth's region. Beartooth is partnering with these organizations, as well as regional leaders and community members, to create opportunities for economic development and recreational activities connected to the Bozeman Trail.
Project ideas include self-guided tours, maps of the route, bike/off-road vehicle/walking/driving tours, signage, Tribal experiential events, and more. For more information, or to be involved in a project, contact Myrna Lastusky at firstname.lastname@example.org.