Friends of Park County wants to keep our neighbors informed of what’s going on and how they can participate.

To that end, we have been sending email updates to our subscribers which you can review by date below:

November 2022 Update to Sponsors

November news updates include scientific poll results from Park County voters, new city manager and planner in Livingston, new Friends of Park County board members, and more.

July 20, 2022 Newsletter

Friends of Park County Opinion Research Shows Park County Voters Concerned about Quality of Life and Pace of Growth

June 6, 2022 Newsletter

On May 10th, the Park County Planning Department revealed the new Conflict Mitigation Regulation Ordinance, which has been re-termed as the “Agricultural and Residential Preservation Zoning District Regulations,” or “ARPZDR”. The Bottom Line: The ARPZDR is a one-size-fits all zoning scheme for a county with incredibly diverse landscapes that come in all shapes and sizes.

May 2022 Newsletter

Montana Voters: Control Growth, Protect Wildlife, and Maintain Our Quality of Life.

January 2022 Newsletter

As the recent Park County Housing Needs Assessment reveals, the price of real estate has skyrocketed, rising at rates never seen before. So what’s driving this?

October 5, 2021 Newsletter

Park County Proposed Conflict Mitigation Regulations, County Improves Public Participation Rules but comes up short implementing them, Bus Tour to the Future, Livingston Growth Policy, and more!

August 6, 2021 Newsletter

Education for Action. Friends of Park County’s Bus to the Future Tour discusses the future of Park County.

July 10, 2021 Newsletter

Park County’s Draft Conflict Mitigation Regulations – not a substitute for zoning but we can make them better, with your help. Plus Park County Community Foundation’s GIVE A GOOT Fundraising Campaign kicks off.

June 16, 2021 Newsletter

A potential giant development on Heart K Ranch, Joint Meeting of Livingston and Park County Planning Boards discuss the future of the land around the City, Dennis Glick’s Cautionary Reflections, and more!

May 18, 2021 Newsletter

Conflict Mitigation and Beyond, plus your chance to testify before Livingston City Commission on the draft Growth Policy; Friends of Park County suggests some final improvements; massive Heart K Ranch development on the agenda too.

May 6, 2021 Newsletter

Livingston Planning Board completes its work, dramatically improving the draft Growth Policy. Park County draft Conflict Mitigation Ordinance sent out for public comment. Several bad land use bills have just been passed by the Montana Legislature; others still a threat as session draws to a close.

April 14, 2021 Newsletter

Our efforts to persuade the Park County Planning Board to take action to stop rural sprawl. The final deliberations on the Livingston Growth Policy – including critical discussions about how to turn an advisory policy statement into reality on the ground.

April 2, 2021 Newsletter

The Livingston Planning Board has made great strides in transforming a very ordinary, sprawlaccepting growth policy into a strong statement in favor of compact, traditional pattern of development and the protection of the farmlands, ranch lands and wildlife habitat around the city from rural sprawl.

January 19, 2021 Newsletter

Friends of Park County is a nonprofit organization focused 100% on a single issue – protecting the communities, lands and resources of Park County from unmanaged growth. We need your help to meet this challenge.

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