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Whether it’s a family on a walk, single-track mountain bikers, horseback riders or kids learning about nature, folks of all ages regularly enjoy the Foy’s to Blacktail Trails above Herron Park, less than 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell. Our goal is to secure permanent public access to this popular area right outside the “front door” of many Flathead Valley residents. This easily accessible forested area is also the gateway to timberlands extending south to Blacktail Mountain above Lakeside.
- To secure historic access to trails and lands connecting Herron Park to the forest lands at Blacktail Mountain
- To provide for long term stewardship of these trails
- To accomplish this mission through voluntary and cooperative means
What We’re Doing
Foy’s to Blacktail Trails (FTBT) is currently purchasing land above Herron Park, the gateway to forest lands extending south to Blacktail Mountain. We’ve purchased 260 acres to date, and our current goal is to raise more than $226,000 in order to complete purchase of the remaining 60 acres from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization holding it temporarily while we raise the money to buy it and permanently protect access to this land and the lands to the south.
We’re making solid progress toward this goal. Since December 2010, Herron Park has grown from 120 to 380 acres (see map) thanks to FTBT. Please donate to help buy the last, best 60 acres, including the beautiful Foy’s Overlook.
The community also uses this property as a teaching tool for forest stewardship and education (Foy’s Community Forest).
Answers to FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) best explain this project.