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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve our members and support their efforts to enhance Montana's quality of life by promoting growth, preservation, and development of recreation services, tourism, and parks to benefit the health and well being of our people, our communities, our economy and our environment.

How To Work with Legislature in 2021

There is a lot going on in this legislative session already! Keep updated with by visiting our Legislative Updates page under Resources. Below is a message from our advisory board member, Bob Walker about how to get involved. How you can work with Legislature Recently several have requested information about working with our legislature.  Following find information about the primary...
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2021 MTRPA Annual Conference

Save the dates for our 2021 MTRPA Annual Conference October 3rd, 4th, & 5th in Great Falls, MT! We are very optimistic that we will be able to have an in person conference at that time and we can’t wait to gather together again.  However, we will also plan to offer a way to join virtually for those who cannot make...
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Mid-Year Meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday 10/6

Remote Mid-Year Member Meeting Access Join us on-line for our Mid-Year Member Meeting Tuesday 10/6 at 10 a.m. Our Membership Chair, Chris Waite, will be providing on-line meeting access via Zoom. (You don’t need to download the Zoom Meeting App, you can select the option to join using your browser only.) The on-line meeting invitation is below: Christopher Waite is...
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Montana State Parks sees steady visitation for the first six months of 2020

Recreation News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Montana State Parks recorded 1.4 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 25.4 percent.  While visitation increased at nearly 80 percent of state parks across Montana, there were several parks that experienced a drop-in visitation due...
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