Building off of a tremendous year in 2018, Five Valleys and the Mount Dean Stone Committee partners are excited about the events and developments that proposed or are already underway for the Mount Dean Stone project in 2019--everything from improved public access points to volunteer workdays to land acquisitions. Read more about what 2019 has in store for the Mount Dean Stone project from the Missoula Current.
On June 2nd, nearly 80 community members came out to explore the southern Mount Dean Stone landscape through trail runs, bike rides, a naturalist hike, a volunteer thinning project, and a National Trails Day celebration at Little Park Creek. Thank you to all the partners and businesses that made it possible, including REI Co-op, Missoula Fresh Market, Big Sky Brewing, Montana Adventure Shuttle, the Montana Natural History Center and Five on Black. Read more about it in the Missoula Current and download our new 2019 Mount Dean Stone Public Access Map.
• Download the 2019 Public Access Map and start exploring the Mount Dean Stone landscape! Keep in mind that this is an ongoing project--please respect trail closures and private property boundaries.
• Help guide future trails and stewardship by reporting community usage, recording natural resource and wildlife observations (download the Mount Dean Stone wildlife poster), and providing feedback to Five Valleys Land Trust.
• Put Saturday, September 29th on your calendar! The Mount Dean Stone Committee will once again be hosting a volunteer workday for National Public Lands Day 2019. Stay in the loop by signing up to receive volunteer opportunities emails.
The Mount Dean Stone project partner and business supporters:
Header photo by Five Valleys staff