Notes from the Field
WTF is the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project?
July 15, 2019
By India Maxwell, Bozeman Montana Outdoor Heritage Project Ambassador Montanans are blessed with a wealth of natural resources. We delight in the great open spaces and the big sky. We talk about the mountains, and the almost unreasonable ease with which we can access them. We revel in the boundless opportunities for recreation and the…
We’re passing the torch!
July 11, 2019
Forward Montana Foundation is stoked to be announcing an Executive Director search for our next leader to steer us through 2020 and beyond! While we’ll miss our current leadership team, Rachel and Kiah, who are transitioning into new phases of their lives within the year, we’re proud that Forward Montana continues to grow strong leaders who…
Celebrating Montana Pride 🏳️🌈
July 1, 2019
By McKeeley Shannon Pride: an event that is a full expression of the LGBTQI+ community. With flare, glitter, sky high heels, and love floating in the air. It is rare to feel such a palpable sense of solidarity in the air at an event where there is such a wide range of self-expression. Yet, what…
Climate Change Executive Order & Town Hall with Governor Steve Bullock
July 1, 2019
We were so excited to host Governor Steve Bullock’s announcement about his Climate Change Executive Order. Not only does this Executive Order enjoin Montana in the U.S. Climate Alliance, but it creates a council of Montanans to build out Montana-made recommendations in the following areas: (1) climate resilience, (2) climate mitigation, (3) climate science, and…
Welcome back, Rachel!
June 5, 2019
By Rachel Huff-Doria, Executive Director Transitions always bring new opportunities and new leaders to the forefront. While I’ve been on maternity leave, I’ve been inspired by our staff, interns, and volunteers who have been making waves across the state. Week after week, Forward Montana leaders continued to make headlines and BIG changes for our community:…
Internship Reflection: Kat Jackson
May 21, 2019
By Kat Jackson Forward MT Foundation prides itself on empowering young people to be involved in the political process. Through their internship program, college students such as myself have the opportunity to learn how to not only involve ourselves in our community, but how to inspire others to do so as well. Working alongside FMF…
Forward Montana Foundation’s Public Comment on NorthWestern Energy’s Procurement Plan
May 8, 2019
As a state-wide organization focused on empowering young Montanans, Forward Montana spends a lot of time thinking about how best to meet the challenges young people face in our state. Among the biggest challenges our generation increasingly has to contend with are climate change and economic stability. As we graduate high school and college and…
Democracy Days 2019
May 8, 2019
From April 9th-11th, Forward Montana Foundation hosted the second annual statewide Democracy Days. Democracy Days are non-partisan voter registration events led and facilitated by high school student leaders. During Democracy Days, 12 schools across the state registered over 159 voters! From Great Falls to Stevensville to Shelby, these events empowered student leaders and their peers…
WTF is the NorthWestern Energy Procurement Plan and Rate Case, and what does it have to do with my utilities?
April 2, 2019
Young Montanans have a vision for our state’s energy future, and it looks pretty different that the vision our largest power company, NorthWestern Energy, is currently working towards. We’re pulling towards a future where we double down to address climate change, build a stronger renewable energy economy, and also target some of economic inequities that…
ACTION ALERT: HB 510 — 16 Year Old Election Judges
February 26, 2019
#DYK that Montana is one of only four states that don’t allow someone under 18 to serve as an election judge? FMF high school leaders are working to change that by working with Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, the youngest legislator in Montana, to pass HB510. HB510 would allow 16-year-olds to serve as election judges. Learn more…