Bordered by the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas and along the renowned Blackfoot River, Lincoln is known for its year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, quaint downtown shops, solitude, and of course, Skijorring! The Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild brings artists from around the world to provide an incredible art experience for all ages.
Lincoln is the only unincorporated Rural Partner community, which comes with its own set of unique challenges and opportunities. Despite not having a local governing body, the community has come together to make real progress towards economic and community development goals. Envision Lincoln was created by a group of community members as a mechanism to look to the future and plan for the health and wellness of Lincoln.
In October 2018, the Rural Partners Team, including Lt. Governor Cooney and Main Street Montana-Rural Partners Chair, Lance Trebesch (CEO Ticketprinting.com + Eventgroove), along with Martha Williams (MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Director), Elizabeth Mullins ( MT DNRC Southwestern Land Office), Sean Becker (Business Assistance Bureau Chief, Office of Tourism and Business Development, Montana Department of Commerce), and Elisa Fiaschetti (Rural Community Development Manager, Governor’s Office of Economic Development) met with stakeholders from Lincoln to discuss the community’s accomplishments and successes, as well as their challenges and roadblocks, and see how the state could assist.