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Conservation Easements

Headwaters Conservation easements: Preserving Montana’s land, water, and way of life. STORY BY FLATHEAD LAND TRUST Our Family’s Story Ron de Yong “M y dad grew up on a piece of land right next to what would become our family farm, about a mile west of...

Class Acts

Class Acts:The Teacher Feature. Let’s take a moment and reflect on how lucky we are to have all our schools filled with outstanding, dedicated educators.   FEATURE BY KATIE CANTRELL As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.”...

Storage units!

SATIRE Storage units! Finally, a development proposal everyone can agree on. Conveniently located adjacent to the top of the Hellroaring Chairlift, these units are perfect for keeping your options open for Big Mountain’s—ahem—variable terrain, like when you foolishly...

Preserving a Sense of Place

Headwaters Preserving a Sense of Place How native plants help build community. Forestoration collaborated with the city of Whitefish to design and install a native landscape within the median located on Central Avenue in downtown Whitefish. BY MEGHAN VOSS B efore I’d...

Citizens Toolkit

Headwaters Citizens’ toolkit We need to get more involved with local development and growth.   But first, let’s understand the landscape. How does private property get developed, and how can we make sure it happens in the best way possible? The Flathead...