Montana

Montana state officials are considering a plan to allow wild bison to roam in a larger area outside of Yellowstone National Park. Ranchers oppose the project for fear of disease spreading to area livestock.
Mar 20, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Gallatin County, Montana, has experienced 20 percent population growth over the last eight years, and officials are hoping that the adoption of smart growth principles will help guide the rapidly developing area towards a sustainable future.</p>
Mar 18, 2008   Bozeman Daily Chronicle
<p>The population shift from rural to urban areas is making big changes in the Great Plains. While many rural small towns are disappearing, the shift is opening new doors for business and preservation.</p>
Aug 27, 2007   USA Today
<p>Writer–on-the-Range Alan Kesselheim describes the most hazardous activity in Montana -- driving, with a particular focus on Hwy 191 through Gallatin Canyon. Every western state has a similar, hazardous route.</p>
May 16, 2007   Writers on the Range via San Francisco Chronicle
<p>A new vision of development in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming is taking shape.</p>
May 8, 2007   Sonoran Institute
<p>Community activists and designers have made a deal with local officials to reuse construction materials from a demolished fire station to build an amphitheater in a local park.</p>
Apr 6, 2007   The Missoulian
<p>Open space in Flathead County, Montana, has been steadily decreasing for years, and a recently approved growth policy emphasizes development and the economic benefits that follow rather than farmland preservation.</p>
Mar 22, 2007   The Missoulian
<p>The state legislature is moving to place explicit limits on local government's power to take private land in response to the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo ruling.</p>
Mar 15, 2007   New West
<p>Motels fill a critical housing niche in Montana's booming mountain resort region known as "Big Sky" outside Yellowstone Park: they house area workers as well as guests. While the rooms are shared to reduce costs, dangerous commuting is eliminated.</p>
Feb 20, 2007   The New York Times via International Herald Tribune
<p>A new guide helps citizens to identify the differences between good and bad subdivisions in Monanta.</p>
Nov 16, 2006   Montana Smart Growth Coalition
<p>Once unthinkable, zoning is now being considered by Montana counties to prevent subdividing open space and ranch land.</p>
Oct 15, 2006   Governing Magazine