Private Land Conservation

Montana's twelve land trusts have assisted private landowners in conserving over one million acres in the state since 1978, and thanks to federal conservation tax incentives and the quality work of land trusts, the pace of private land conservation has increased in recent years.

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Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana  |   Contributor: Steve Thompson;
The government spends $3 billion a year on wildfire protection, even while wildfires in the Montana are bigger, hotter and more destructive than ever before. A principal reason...
 
Resource Library: Climate Change in Montana | Contributor: Steve Thompson
The government spends $3 billion a year on wildfire protection, even while wildfires in the Montana are bigger, hotter and more destructive than ever before. A principal reason...
 
Legacies and Projects: Celebrating a Success | Contributor: Robert Springer
Six million, and counting. Acres, that is. Acres of elk country.  Since its simple beginning in a spare trailer in Troy, Montana, in 1984, the Rocky Mountain Elk...
 
Personal Stories: Individual Story | Contributor: Conor Tokaz
Carrie La Seur is a seventh generation descendant of homesteaders who came to Montana in 1864 and settled in what is now called the Gallatin Valley, near the headwaters of the...
 
Legacies and Projects: Celebrating a Success | Contributor: Cheryle Wood
The Thomas family hosted a public tour this past October at their family ranch, the Thomas Hereford Ranch, in Gold Creek, Montana.  The tour highlighted the...
 
Personal Stories: Family Story | Contributor: Steve Charter
“My main assets are grass and water and my neighbors,” says Irv Alderson describing the Tongue River Valley ranch that has been in his family for generations. Two...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Damien Austin
For centuries, eastern Montana’s legendary Great Plains have inspired explorers, artists, naturalists and pioneers with their vast horizons and intriguing wildlife....
 
Partners in Conservation: Government Agency or Elected Body | Contributor: D'Jeane Peters
The Latin word Vilicus means “steward.” In 2009, Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband, Doug Crabtree, bought about 1,200 acres near Havre, Mont., and named...
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