The Legacy Ranch sits on the banks of the Yellowstone River in the spectacular Paradise Valley, just a stone’s throw from Yellowstone National Park.
In 2009, the owners donated a conservation easement on 590 acres, ensuring the perpetual protection of productive agricultural soils, riparian habitat, and unparalleled views from the river and highway. The family was so pleased with the outcome that they later placed an additional 3,800 acres into GVLT’s easement program.
GVLT assists many of its easement partners with land restoration and habitat improvements, but the owners of Legacy Ranch have gone above and beyond with their conservation efforts: with the help of students, interns, and GVLT volunteers they have worked to restore acres of floodplain and wetlands along their 2.5-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River. The Legacy Ranch is one of seven properties along this historic river that have been conserved in partnership with GVLT.