Monthly Meeting
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Meeting

Join us for our June Monthly Meeting next Thursday, June 21st from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Sheriff's annex conference room.

We will discuss Selway park (especially a schedule of volunteers to water the re-vegetated ares), High trails phase III, the newly installed bike racks and the plan for this summer's remaining installations, fundraising, grants and more!

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Trail of Trees Tour

The Dillon Tree Board will partner with the Beaverhead Trails Coalition and Bike Walk Montana Inc. for a Trail Of Tress Tour on Thursday the 14th.

The tour will start at 6:30pm but you can join us earlier for a meet and greet. You will have the opportunity to either walk or bike the tour in 2 different groups. There is no charge to participate. Plan approximately 30-45min to complete. 

13 different species of trees make up the trail. The tour will explain their characteristics and history. 

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Trail Work Day!
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Trail Work Day!

We will be working on an exciting new trail that will have an easier grade to the top of Tim's Ridge and will also be installing a couple of gates to make the access easier, so you won't have to crawl over, around or through the barbed wire fence.

 

Bring tools, especially shovels, if you can.  We have some Montana Youth Challenge cadets coming and also some people with trail building skills for guidance.  We'll have water and snacks for everyone and we have our fingers crossed that the weather will cooperate.

 

Thanks for your support and help with this project!

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

National Trails Day at the Bender Center Loop/Aspen Picnic Area - Birch Creek

  • 11140 Birch Creek Road Glen, MT, 59732 United States (map)
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Join the Dillon Ranger District staff to perform annual maintenance for the Birch Bender Loop trail on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Bring the family because there will be a task for everyone! You can choose to brush vegetation back to widen the trail corridor with loppers, clean any leaf litter and rocks from drains with a shovel, use a hand saw to clear downed trees from the trail, use a Pulaski to redefine the tread, pick up trash in the Aspen Picnic Area and along the trail, or enjoy hiking a trail in your National Forest. Learn about traditional tools and the fundamentals of trail work while celebrating National Trails Day! Participants will need to bring a lunch, water, gloves, and lopping shears if available.

Meet at the Aspen Picnic Area at 10am (until 2pm)!!! See you there!

Directions: From Dillon, MT take I-15 N to Birch Creek Rd. 11.5 Miles. Take Exit 74 from I-15 N.
Turn left and follow Birch Creek Rd. 8.7 Miles to the Aspen Picnic Area.
Birch Creek Rd. becomes Forest Service Rd. 98 after crossing the Forest Boundary.

https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/

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Monthly Meeting!
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Meeting!

Join us for our monthly meeting! 

We will talk about funding opportunities and ideas, host the president-elect of the Rotary club, the coming Fund Run, bike racks, Earth Day and much more! Meeting starts at 5:30 p,m, Sheriff's Annex, hope to see you there! 

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Great Harvest Bake Day
Mar
21
to Mar 23

Great Harvest Bake Day

Join us on March 21, 22 and 23 at Great Harvest to raise dough for Bike Racks! The BTC has begun a project to install bike racks in the downtown Dillon business area. We plan to install racks that can support 4 bikes at one time, or bike corrals that support 6. With these racks, community members and visitors alike will have a safe place to park their bike. Their riding will encourage healthy habits, and lower parking congestion as well as emissions for the downtown Dillon area. For more details on the project click here

If you wish to help the BTC by volunteering during the bake day, click here! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting at the Sheriff's annex conference room next Thursday March 15th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

We will talk about grants and upcoming events such as the Great Harvest Bake Days, the start of the Walking Schoolbus season, the Climb the M Fund Run and more!

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Snowshoeing day at Elkhorn
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoeing day at Elkhorn

The Forest Service will organize a snowshoeing day at the Forest Service cabin by the Elkhorn Hot Spring on Friday February 23rd, starting at 10am with snow coring activities and snowshoe hike for all ages. The cabin will be kept warm for everybody, especially for the little ones that cannot last for the entire hike. Snowshoes will be provided by the Beaverhead Trails Coalition.

 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Join us Thursday, February 15th for our monthly meeting, 5:30pm at the Pioneer Medical Building! We will be discussing events such as the upcoming Climb the M Fund Run, Great Harvest Bake Day in March, starting up the Walking School Bus for spring, and updates on projects such as the installation of bike racks in the downtown area, the Noble Avenue Connector Trail and more!

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Annual Meeting 2018
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Meeting 2018

Please join us on Thursday January 18th at 5:30pm for our Annual Meeting at the Sheriff's annex conference room. Current members will elect board members, and we will discuss topics such as grants, projects and Spring activities. You will have the possibility to become a member or renew your membership at the meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Winter Family Fun Day
Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Family Fun Day

Cabin fevered yet? Come out to play in the snow this Saturday January 6th, 2018 at the USFS cabin behind the Elkhorn Hot Springs pool from 10am to 2pm! Follow the sign up the hill from the parking lot to meet us there!

There will be activities, games and races for all ages,  snowshoeing and cross country ski loops (snowshoes are available - bring your own ski gears) and snacks! 

Activities may be: Snow safety, beacon search, building of bird feeders...

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Join us for our Thursday December 14th monthly meeting, 5:30pm at the Sheriff's annex! We will be discussing winter events such as the upcoming Winter Trails Day event at Elkhorn Hotspring, projects such as the installation of bike racks in the downtown area, the Noble Avenue Connector Trail and more!

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, October 16th, for our Monthly Meeting! We will begin at 5:30 pm, in the Pioneer Medical Building. Topics covered will be our current projects on Noble Ave trail, Public Park on Laknar Lane/Selway Dr., Pint Night wrap up, and more! We hope to see you there! 

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Pint Night Fundraiser!!
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Pint Night Fundraiser!!

Let's raise a glass and raise some funds at the same time! Come to Beaverhead Brewing Company on Friday, November 3 from 6 pm to 8 pm. $1 of each pint sold goes to the BTC to help raise funds for various projects including:

  • Land Acquisition for Phase III - the last 327 acres!
  • Bike Recycling!
  • In-Town trail projects like the new trail on Noble Ave. 
  • Bike Racks in downtown area
  • and more!

You can also use this time to learn more about BTC, our projects, and even sponsoring acres! We will have live music by the amazingly talented Bill Dwyer! 

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Trail Work Day!
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

Trail Work Day!

Join us on Saturday, October 28th at the Dillon Town Overlook trailhead for some much needed trail work! We will be working on rebuilding the dry falls up the Grand Canyon trail, and possibly a few other locations in the area that need work. Come with work gloves and we will take care of the rest! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, October 17th, for our Monthly Meeting! We will begin at 5:30 pm, in the Pioneer Medical Building. Topics covered will be our Noble Ave trail, Public Park on Laknar Lane/Selway Dr., trail work needed on the Dillon Town Overlook trail system, and more! 

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Installation of New Benches!
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Installation of New Benches!

Please join us as we install our new benches on the Dillon Town Overlook trail system! As you may know, we had a bench, and a BLM bench in our trail system, and they were stolen this past spring 2017. We found the BLM bench, but the BTC bench was never recovered. This will not hinder our efforts however. We will be able to not only replace the first bench, but install a second bench as well. BLM is planning to replace their bench also, to make a total of three new benches! 

We will meet at the trail head at on Saturday, October 21st, 10 a.m.! 

Bring gloves and a smile! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly BTC general meeting! Thursday, September 21,  5:30 pm, at the Sheriff's Annex conference room. Topics will include updated grant opportunities, Noble Street Trail and Laknar/Selway Park project updates, and more!

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Public Meeting for Noble Ave. Trail
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Public Meeting for Noble Ave. Trail

Join us September 13th at the Depot Theater for a meeting to discuss a proposal for a new walk/bike trail along Noble Avenue from Skihi Street to High Way 41. the Noble Avenue trail. 

The proposed trail will provide a safe and enjoyable connection with existing segments in Dillon and the surrounding area.  Input from the meeting will be used to finalize the conceptual design for the trail and develop cost estimates. This work is funded by generous grants from our local United Way and the LOR Foundation and will make proposals to fund detailed engineering and construction possible.

All members of the community are welcome at the meeting, or may comment via BTC’s website or in writing (see below). For more information on the project, go to Trail Connectivity.

 

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We need your help pulling weeds!
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

We need your help pulling weeds!

The noxious weeds on the high trails are taking over and we need your help! Join us on Saturday, August 26th for some good old fashioned pulling of weeds. Help beautify the area, and keep the high trails area healthy! All you need is a pair of gloves, we will provide the rest. Meet at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead at 9 a.m., and we will pull until noon. Sleep in and head on up! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly BTC general meeting! Thursday, August 17,  5:30 pm, at the Sheriff's Annex conference room. Topics will include new grant opportunities, Five Year Strategy Reports, bench replacement update, and more! Stay posted for location. 

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Let's Help restore Wildflower Trail at Lemhi Pass
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Let's Help restore Wildflower Trail at Lemhi Pass

The USFS is working on a project to restore Wildflower Trail on Lemhi Pass this summer. They will be hosting a trail work week on July 24-28th, with the National Smoke Jumpers and would love to have your help! All meals will be provided! 

Volunteers are welcome at any time on any of those days, or for multiple days and set up a tent! 

Please fill out the meal sheet on when you plan on coming so the cook can plan accordingly. Once we have a volunteer group form, Dan Downey, our President will send that in as well. This form will cover any injuries that could occur when working on the trail, (although we anticipate zero!). Trail work includes clearing down fall, doing on tread work, etc. You can send the form back to Bill Kolar (address on the page), or scan and send to beaverheadtrails@gmail.com. They need to know of food by July 3rd, so please plan ahead! 

This is a fun and unique opportunity to help out the USFS, and get some great trail building experience that we can bring back to our own trails. Hope to see you there!

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our monthly BTC general meeting! Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30 pm. Meeting is in a different location, and will be held in the conference room, at the Pioneer Medical Specialists, Downey Orthopedics building. Topics will include new grant opportunities, Five Year Strategy Reports, bench replacement update, and more! 

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We have weeds! Let's pull them!
Jul
15
7:00 AM07:00

We have weeds! Let's pull them!

Let's help keep our high trails maintained! We will be having a weed pull/spray morning on July 15th, from 7 am to 10 am. Bring water, sunscreen, gloves and dress accordingly for pulling some weeds, keeping our trails useable, friendly and beautiful! Meet at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead. Stay posted for any new information, or contact us with any questions. Thanks and hope to see you all there! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
Jun
22
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

  • 2 S. Pacific Ave Dillon, MT United States (map)
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Please join us for our monthly BTC general meeting! Thursday, June 22, 5:30 pm at the Sheriff's Annex in the Beaverhead County Courthouse. Topics will include grant opportunities, celebration of the newly installed Noxious Weed Sign and boot brush at the high trails trail head, People for Bikes grant for bike racks, and more!

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BLM and Department of Agriculture Installation of Noxious Weed Sign and Bootbrush
Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

BLM and Department of Agriculture Installation of Noxious Weed Sign and Bootbrush

Please join us on June 14th, 2017, at 4:30 pm, at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead! We will be doing a large weed pull, followed by installing and dedicating an exciting new sign at the trailhead, and a BBQ to celebrate! 

The Dillon Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Agriculture, will be donating, installing and dedicating a new sign at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead, along with the Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Committee, and the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Council . This sign will help inform all trail users of our most common noxious weeds, as well as how to avoid the spreading of them beyond the trails. The sign will also include a boot brush at the base of the sign, so all trail users can clean their footwear before leaving the land to stop the spread. 

The pictures below are from the hard work to set the permanent posts in preparation for the new sign. A large thank you to ALL involved! 

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BTC Monthly Meeting
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

BTC Monthly Meeting

  • Pioneer Medical Specialists, Downey Orthopedics building (map)
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Please join us for our May BTC general meeting! Tuesday, May 16th, at 5:30PM. Meeting is in a different location, and will be held in the conference room, at the Pioneer Medical Specialists, Downey Orthopedics building. Topics will include updates on our strategic plan, grant opportunities, bench replacement, and more!

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