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Agencies and Technical Experts

MTRI Focus Team
The Montana Tourism and Recreation Initiative (MTRI) is a coalition of a number of key state and federal agencies all sharing an interest in tourism and recreation in Montana. In order to specifically facilitate planning for the upcoming Bicentennial, a special MTRI Focus Team has been created which presently encompasses eight agencies. This Focus Team meets regularly and searches for projects of common interest, working together to maximize efforts. These people may be a great resource for individual questions you may have.

Lewis & Clark in Montana: Interpretive Sign Strategy

The federal and state agencies participating in MTRIís Lewis & Clark Focus Team have developed an interpretive sign strategy to assist with the creation of a unified, coordinated statewide series of signs telling the Montana stories related to the historic expedition. The strategy is a tool for agencies, organizations, communities and private sector sponsors to utilize in planning, designing, producing and locating signage. The Interpretive Sign Strategy is followed by a series of appendices that provide extensive detail about Montanaís existing interpretive signs, planning efforts, new signage opportunities, suggested story lines, graphic guidelines, examples and resources for technical assistance. The strategy was commissioned by the MTRI agencies and produced through their technical and financial contributions as well as funding support from the Montana Power Company and a National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Grant.

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Travel Montana's Tourism Development & Education
Travel Montana's Tourism Development and Education efforts are focused on helping the state's communities and businesses utilize tourism as a tool to improve the local, regional and state economy while protecting or improving the quality of life for Montana's residents. The guidelines for these efforts are provided by the Montana Tourism Industry's Five-Year Strategic Plan and Travel Montana's corresponding Five-Year Marketing Plan.

The components of the Tourism Development and Education programs include:

  • Rural tourism development
  • Statewide tourism infrastructure improvements
  • Assisting Montana's Indian people in their tourism efforts
  • Helping create cultural tourism partnerships and products statewide
  • Coordinating tourism and recreation policies, programs and initiatives of federal and state agencies, communities and the private sector
  • Providing customer service and tourism education training programs

Congressional Contacts
This is a list of the key Congressional Contacts for Senator Max Baucus, Representative Denny Rehberg, and Senator Conrad Burns.

Other Technical Experts
This area of the Resource Library is a compilation of Lewis & Clark experts, some of which may be agency personnel and other may be representing private sector groups or interests. Their areas of expertise will vary. This will be an evolving list of names.


Note: The Commission is not a regulatory agency, and therefore has no authority to inspect the events, resources or businesses listed on this site. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, but some changes may occur. The use of names of private events, individuals, and companies in this site is for browser information only and does not imply endorsement by any state or federal agency, including the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission.



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