The Montana Land Reliance (MLR) has conserved more than 26,000 acres every year since we began work in 1978. The number is significant because by the end of 2016 it’s very possible that we will have protected our millionth acre. This would be 1,000,000 acres of private land in Big Sky Country—from the tall cedars of the northwestern rainforests, the sagebrush prairie at the edge of the Missouri Breaks, to the rich farmlands of our river valleys—that will never be subdivided, and will sustain agriculture, wildlife, and fisheries for generations to come. Preserving the Montana we know for future generations is and has always been one of MLR’s greatest ambitions.
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We'll see you there! #cowsnotcondos
Montana ranked 3rd in the nation for wheat sales in 2015, selling over $1.4 billion. Expansive open space and hardworking farmers and ranchers will do that to a place! #AgFactFriday #whywework #cowsnotcondos U.S. Department of Agriculture
Other #WildlifeWednesday activity from our sister organization, Ruby Habitat Foundation's, Woodson Ranch! #nightmoves
Did you know that there are over 130,000 elk in the state of Montana? ❄️ #WildlifeWednesday #elkonice #cowsnotcondos
Winter under the #bluebird Big Sky #openspace #cowsnotcondos #swmontana
This guy's looking for something, and we think it might be spring. Happy #WildlifeWednesday, folks, and stay warm out there! #snowdog #cowsnotcondos
According to an article published in Science Advances, a Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 80% of North Americans can no longer see the Milky Way because of light pollution, caused largely by development. Light po...
However you choose to do it, make sure to enjoy Montana's chilly #openspace this weekend! #BigSkyFriday #icefishing #cowsnotcondos
As we ring in our millionth acre year, and celebrate nearly 40 years of successful land conservation in Montana, we are adopting a brand more reflective of our heritage, the work we do, and the place in which we work. Our communications with you m...
This is Matt. Matt got stuck in the snow on his way to purchase holiday gifts for his friends and family. He won't do that again. Instead, he'll give the gift of open space by donating to The Montana Land Reliance on their behalf. Matt is smart. B...
Check out page 9 for an article about the importance of private land conservation for habitat protection and sportsmen and women in Montana! #cowsnotcondos #openspace Montana Wildlife Federation
County-based Open Lands Programs are pretty important tools for accomplishing meaningful, lasting conservation in Montana! #cowsnotcondos #openspace
Where's your favorite #openspace? #BigSkyFriday #cowsnotcondos #whywework
Happy Holidays from MLR's holiday party, and thank you to Chris Phelps, our Lands Manager, for 28 years of commitment to The Montana Land Reliance! We miss you already!
It's a snowy morning in Helena, but we bet that somewhere in Montana the sun is shining on some beautiful open space!❄🌄🌞 #cowsnotcondos Tag us in your snowy open space shots using @mtlandreliance!
Two Creek Monture Ranch honored with Environmental Stewardship Award - Montana Stockgrowers Association
Congratulations to the Slaght Family and to Two Creek Monture Ranch in the Blackfoot on the award! #cowsnotcondos
Still looking for holiday gifts? Want to support land conservation in Montana? Look no further! John Mayer has teamed up with The Laundress, Inc. to create "Out West," a line of laundry products that smell as good as protecting Montana's open lan...
Development is a very real threat to Montana's agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space. This video is a stark reminder. Learn how The Montana Land Reliance is working with Montana's landowners to protect the places they (and...
Did you know that Montana has a state soil, and that it's called Scobey soil? Scobey soil is known for producing wheat of great quality, and occurs on over 700,000 acres in the state, primarily in the "Golden Triangle," between Conrad, Havre, and ...
It's beginning to look a lot like winter in #Montana! ❄⛄ #MTcrushMonday
Today, Sauce Food Truck will be donating 10% of sales at the Bozeman Christmas Stroll to The Montana Land Reliance! Thanks Chef Ben! #cowsnotcondos
See any blue? All of that blue represents land that will never be developed because of The Montana Land Reliance's past efforts. Want more blue? Consider The Montana Land Reliance in your #GivingTuesday plans so we can work with more landowners!...
Today's #GivingTuesday! Please consider giving to The Montana Land Reliance today because we have protected just under 1,000,000 acres in Montana, and because we can't WAIT to work with more landowners to protect even more of The Last Best Place!
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Check out these 5 reasons why you might consider giving to The Montana Land Reliance tomorrow! #cowsnotcondos #openspace #November29