Featured Conservation Projects
Together, we can help families stay on their land and protect the natural beauty and resources of their land, forever. Landowners aren’t the only ones who benefit from conservation. Conservation easements provide the community with unobstructed scenic vistas, blue ribbon fisheries, thriving wildlife populations, a connection to our rich agricultural heritage, local food, and the true Montana landscape of open spaces. Please enjoy some of our featured conservation projects and stories from the land.
Stories from the Land: The Pessl Family
Our region’s oldest working farms and ranches were built on some of the healthiest, most productive soil anywhere in Montana. Landowners who partner with us on conservation projects ensure these farmlands stay this way, supporting the local economy, providing access to local food, and preserving our agricultural heritage.
The Gallatin Valley and surrounding regions are home to nationally significant and iconic wildlife. Our conservation partnerships in key areas such as Bozeman Pass limit sprawl and prevent development from impacting the animals that call this place home. Our conservation projects protect habitats for all of our region’s wildlife species, from waterfowl to bears, elk to trout.
Rivers and streams play an important part in the quality of an area. Our easements protect the water quality, wildlife and fish habitat, and scenic views along important waterways such as the East Gallatin and Yellowstone Rivers. By protecting these areas, we can ensure the wildlife that rely on them, as well as the views, are preserved.