In The Media

Land trust partners with PAL to get kids outside

June 3rd, 2019

Getting students outside is an important part of education, according to the members of the Prickly Pear Land Trust. Recently, the land trust partnered with AmeriCorps VISTA and Helena Public Schools' Project for Alternative Learning to get more high school students outside and help them learn about conservation and the natural world.

ASARCO settlement funds could be used for trails, water tank replacements in East Helena

February 11th, 2019

The state of Montana proposes spending nearly $5.5 million on water infrastructure, wetlands rehabilitation and recreation trails and creek access on former ASARCO lands in East Helena.

Crowd packs Montana Capitol in support of public lands

January 14th, 2019

“Today we celebrate our public lands, and I want you to make it loud and clear so that every legislator, every lobbyist and everybody else in this building knows exactly what our priorities are,” said Mary Hollow, executive director of Prickly Pear Land Trust and emcee for the rally to the crowd.

Nuggets from Helena: ‘Go all, and go often’: The lure of Mt. Helena

August 20th, 2018

Restoration and preservation — these words get batted around a lot these days, and they usually require significant effort from those who want to save threatened buildings or landscapes from destruction.

Helena-area trail now memorial to fallen WWII serviceman from Montana

August 6th, 2018

A trail near is named in honor of a fallen Montana serviceman from World War II.

Gehring Ranch owners celebrate addition to National Register of Historic Places

July 16th, 2018

PPLT's only conservation easement to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gehring Ranch northwest of Helena listed on National Register of Historic Places

July 16th, 2018

The aged buildings of the Gehring Ranch northwest of Helena contain a wealth of history across multiple generations, and now that history has been officially recognized with the ranch’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tenmile Creek Park brings access through partnerships

July 4th, 2018

Tenmile Creek channels waters from the mountains west of Helena, winding through the Helena Valley on its way to Lake Helena.

Volunteer leaders make trail run possible

May 8th, 2018

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the beautiful day, and to our volunteer leaders who make this race possible. This race celebrates our public lands, open space, and world-class trail system in Helena's South Hills. It requires over 100 volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours preparing for race day, serving as traffic course-guards, cheering on runners, race medics/EMT's, and so much more.

Large turnout for 18th annual Don’t Fence Me In Trail Run

May 4th, 2018

The 30K field of 215 competitors was the largest in race history, as was the DFMI overall total, including the 12K and 5K races of 997 entrants, breaking the old record by more than 200 runners.

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