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PLACE Project - History & Archives

The scope and direction of this landscape assessment has evolved over time through discussions with a variety of interest groups, residents, resource experts, and county staff. The goal is to design the landscape assessment so as to best meet the needs and interests of Missoula County residents. It is expected that elements of the landscape assessment will continue to grow and evolve as we are able to gather input from a variety of interests.

Click here to view past updates regarding changes in the project

Our thanks to the following groups and individuals who gave their time and expertise to provide project review and data:

Summer 2010 Community Input Meetings

Rural Initiatives shared PLACE project purpose and resource data in a series of meetings throughout the county during summer 2010.  A key purpose for the meetings was to seek public input on the project.  Rural Initiatives solicited comments about that data and how it might be used, asked for help in identifying additional information that should be included, and asked about other ways RI can make the information available to support discussions about conservation of working lands, recreation resources, historic sites, wildlife and other topics.  RI collected input at the following 2010 meetings:

If you were unable to attend any of the scheduled meetings, you can still view the presentation displays online:


Based on community input from these meetings, RI responded to the most common questions and comments about the PLACE project.  If you’d still like to provide input, click here.

Past PLACE Project Presentations and Meetings:

Missoula County Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee (2/19/09, 2/18/10, 3/18/10)
Board of County Commissioners (1/28/09, 3/22/10)
Missoula County Park Board (3/12/09)
Missoula City-County Office of Planning and Grants (3/9/09)
Missoula County Rural Land Managers (2/23/09)
Missoula City Council (1/28/09)
Blackfoot Challenge - Ovando (3/3/09); Potomac (3/5/09)
Clearwater Resource Council (4/28/09)
The Nature Conservancy (3/25/09
Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (2/23/09)

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