Limited access to therapists, cost and stigma around mental health can make it difficult for rural Montanans to get the care they need. Now, Bozeman researchers are testing and adapting a new online program that’s been shown to side-step those barriers and reduce depression and anxiety for adults. Bill Bryan says people living in rural parts of the state face extra hurdles to getting mental health support compared to their urban counterparts. Bryan is the co-founder of the non-profit organization One Montana, which seeks to bridge gaps between urban and rural Montana. “If you live in Circle, Montana and you...
As part two of a four-part series on altruists inspired by the outdoors, Outside Bozeman caught up with One Montana’s Sarah Tilt for a conversation exploring the intersection of conservation and recreation. When not encouraging dialog about rural landscapes, she and her pups can be found hunting the Gallatin Valley’s productive farm fields. Read the full article.
In 2018, One Montana started the Montana Master Hunter Program on a hypothesis: that there would be a demand for advanced education opportunities within Montana’s hunting community, and that more than a few landowners would be excited to work with respectful, highly skilled, and vetted hunters. A year and a half later, we are excited to report that our bets were right on; in fact, we hit the jackpot. Read the full article.
Kara Lekse of Billings spends an average of 150 days every year hunting with her family in Montana. “We eat, breath and live it,” she laughed, adding that her husband’s family builds custom precision rifles through the Missoula company Snowy Mountain Rifles. Lekse grew up north of Billings in Musselshell County, where she spent a great deal of time hunting with her dad. Read the full article .
In Illinois, finding places to hunt is getting increasingly difficult. The state is 97% privately owned, and the few public hunting areas are so crowded that it’s deterring to newcomers. It’s a worrying trend in a state trying to combat declining numbers. Read the full article .
These days, Americans are so divided — Republican vs. Democrat, urban vs. rural — that it is hard to agree on the problems we face, much less work together on solutions. Read the Guest Opinion .
In 2014, One Montana conducted the first phase of a feasibility study examining how to build a multispecies meat processing plant in Montana, and found it's possible for a plant that processes 250 head/day. Read the Report
MONTANA WAY: Connecting Current Landowners and New Landowners to Best Practices, Communities, and Each Other. Read the Report
Dear Friend of One Montana, I am so pleased to share our first ever Annual Impact Statement . 2018 was a great year full of positive growth and success, and this report highlights three successful ongoing projects that highlight One Montana’s distinctive approach and how we are creating resiliency and sustainability across Montana. You will also notice that our colors have changed. This is part of a rebranding effort that we will be rolling out over the next couple of months. Coming soon is a new website, and later in the year a...
A Billings Skyview sophomore got the chance to meet some ranking Montana politicians after she won the Montana Teenpreneur Roundup . Check it out here !