One our favorite trails to walk your dog, the South Fork Loop, just got better! We have installed a bear proof trash can, so you can help keep Big Sky beautiful and pick up after your four legged friend.
While you are out enjoying the trails this weekend with this beautiful sunny weather, make sure to check out our new interpretive signs along Hummocks and Uplands Trails! Thanks to Moonlight Community Foundation for funding the project and Gallatin River Task Force for providing the educational content.
Volunteer Spotlight: Al Lockwood has been a huge part in developing and curating the Historic Crail Ranch Homestead Museum. With a passion for history and over 10 years serving almost every weekend of the summer as a museum docent, we sure are going to miss Al and his wife Jane as they move on from Big Sky this year to spend more time traveling. However, we are extremely grateful for the imprint Al has made here in Big Sky, his work is now shared with so many others as they get the opportunity to learn about our Big Sky's history at the Crail Ranch!
Thanks to everyone that came out yesterday for a wonderful Community Celebration at the first annual Fall Festival! Here is a link to race result for our 10k Trail Run. http://muddydogsports.blogspot.com/2016/10/big-sky-community-fall-festival-october.html
Meet Emily O'Connor; the magic behind BSCO's trail system. Emily has served as BSCO's Project Manager for the past three years and is the woman behind the scenes when it comes to building more trails here in Big Sky. We could not be more grateful for her as she successfully broke ground on our newest trail this week. Find out more about Emily and the entire team at BSCO here http://bscomt.org/about/mission-staff/
Construction has started on Ralph's Pass! This 2.7-mile hike and bike trail will open to the public next summer. Thanks Pete Costain and Terraflow Trails for building this new addition to the Big Sky Community Trail System. We can't wait to celebrate with the community at the grand opening on June 15, 2017!
Our Bear Smart partners WCS Community Partnerships reported this is the first time in 13 years that we may see no conflicts that require relocation of bears in Big Sky - let's keep this trend going! As we move into fall, remember to remain diligent with trash, bird feeders, and grills. If you don't have a bear resistant trash can, contact Republic Services or L&L Site Services to get your current can swapped out. Learn more at bscomt.org/bearsmart
Volunteers really do make our world go round here at BSCO and we are happy to share that Shelly Bermont is the 2016 Krista Mach Volunteer of the year for BSCO! She has lead our Parks & Trails Gala Committee over the past decade raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Big Sky's parks & trails system. We sure are grateful for everything Shelly has given to our organization and ultimately the Big Sky Community!
Thank you Lone Mountain Ranch for sponsoring our Community Fall Festival and bringing your beautiful horses and wagon to the event for free hay rides at the Big Sky Community Park on October 16th 11:30 am -2:30pm. For more information go to www.bscomt.org/fall-festival