the Bitterroot Cultural Heritage Trust is hosting a meeting about the Lewis and Clark National Historic trail Geotourism Program Friday, August 4.

Kristine Komar of the Trust said the three-hour meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Event Center. She said the National Park Service will let local people know how they can be involved in the program and how local businesses, landmarks, attractions, activities and events that define the valley's character can be attached to the program's website.

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a project involving the National Park Service and Solimar International (a tourism consulting firm). The program hopes to include, map and promote the unique areas of the trail and communities. To do that, organizers are talking to local people.

The workshop will include an overview of the program and explanation of the National Historic Trail and geotourism, along with how a stewardship coalition helps get information out to the public. There will be a question-and-answer session and group discussion.

Close-up of Travelers Rest plaque. (KLYQ Photo, Townsquare Media)