2019 Ends with Conservation Wins
We wrapped up a busy year by closing two new conservation projects totaling 103 acres. We had the pleasure of working with Admiral William Fallon to conserve a 20.5 acre parcel in Big Sky just outside the Meadow Village. This conservation easement eliminates development potential on the property, permanently protecting critical wildlife habitat on the heavily wooded area. The property connects large parcels of open space, making it a critical corridor for wildlife like elk, moose, and bears. The conservation easement also protects wetlands and a nordic ski trail that exists on the property. This conservation easement was graciously donated by the landowner which means he has fully donated the development value of the land. We are grateful to have partnered with Admiral Fallon to conserve the Big Sky landscape that he loves! Check out this great story the Bozeman Daily Chronicle wrote on the project.
We were also honored to work, once again, with the End family who added 83 acres to their existing 100 acre conservation easement from 2007. The additional acres protect scenic open space, prime agricultural land, and wildlife habitat along the East Gallatin River north of Belgrade. The property is adjacent to three other conservation easements, contributing to a larger block of perpetually protected open space. The End family, like Admiral Fallon, donated the conservation easement to GVLT. We are thankful for the trust the Ends have placed in the long term partnership with GVLT.