720 Acres Protected from Development near Churchill

We all know the Gallatin Valley is growing quickly. Here’s some good news.

The Braaksma family has partnered with GVLT to protect 720 acres of prime agricultural land and open space near Churchill, MT. The family has been farming in the area since 1894 and the operation is currently run by the 4th and 5th generations. The property features rolling hills and benches above the Camp Creek drainage and grows barley, wheat and corn.

The conservation easement is especially important for the Amsterdam-Churchill community which has identified in their Community Plan that they want to protect wide open views and the agricultural heritage of their neighborhood. Thanks to the Braaksma family for safeguarding this open space so that it may remain agriculturally productive for future generations.

This project was funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Gallatin County Open Space Bond.