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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Thank you for your contribution to our open space, Jack! And thank you to everyone who made last night's event at Willie's Distillery such a success #cowsnotcondos
A nice #cowsnotcondos Saturday here in eastern Montana.
Join us at Willie's Distillery, Inc. in Ennis, Montana from 4-6 this afternoon for a celebration of Montana's open space and to thank Jack Reints' for his contribution to it! There will be free live music, drinks by Willie's, and food trucks on s...
Happy 100th birthday to our National Park Service! We are so lucky to have so many beautiful examples of protected open space in our state #bestinthewest #MontanaMoments @nationalparkservice
Please join us this weekend for our end of summer bat walk!
Land trust accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance is a great tool for and by the land trust community to ensure a national standard of organizational and conservation best practices. Tip of the hat to The Montana Association of Land Trusts for b...
One rancher's right hand man admiring his #openspace #ranchdogsofinstagram #MTcrushmonday #cowsnotcondos
Outside magazine thinks Billings' protected open space, among other things, makes it the best palce to live. We do, too! #BigSkyFriday #bestinthewest #openspace #easternmontana
As much as we love open fields of gold, we really love open fields of green. Much needed, late summer showers hit SW Montana last night #thirstythursday #cowsnotcondos #openspace
25 reasons why Montana's open space is better than outer space #cowsnotspacecondos #becauseMontana #openspace
Mark your calendars! On August 16, our sister organization, Ruby Habitat Foundation, is hosting a WCS Community Partnerships event about golden eagles. We'll see you there!
Recognize this view? Since 1983, The Montana Land Reliance has worked with the Hilger Hereford Ranch, and its neighbors, to protect the Gates of the Mountains. Thanks to the generosity of these ranch families and to the Wilderness designation acro...
Resident GIS Coordinator--and bat and amphibian guru--@Matt Bell volunteers at a WCS Community Partnerships Wildlife Neighbors event on Wednesday! #MLRfamily
Thanks again to The Outlaw Partners, Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, Continental Construction, and PBR Big Sky!
"Charlie Deschamps, who has to drive past an upper-class subdivision to get to his alfalfa field from Missoula, said his reasoning is simple. 'I want to protect it,” he said. 'We’re losing our ag base in Missoula County, and I want to protect ...
Thank you so much to everyone who made Saturday night's calcutta such a success for The Montana Land Reliance! We're excited to be in Big Sky and are so thankful for your support! The Outlaw Partners Spanish Peaks Community Foundation Continental ...
We'll see you later for MLR night at the Big Sky PBR! #8seconds #cowboyup #bullsnotbuildings
If fly-fishing is good for your brain and protected open space is good for fly-fishing, then protected open space is good for your brain. #openspace #cowsnotcondos #BigSkyFriday #itstransitive
#tbt to MLR in 1978 "Armed with research and motivated by their vision of economic justice, two young women, Barbara Rusmore and Christine Torgrimson, created The Montana Land Reliance. Their mission was to build an organization that would counte...
Montana rush hour, rubbernecking included! #WildlifeWednesday #cowsnotcondos #openspace video by MLR Western Manager, Mark Schiltz
"From dropping a fly in the Gallatin River or skiing a steep slope on Lone Mountain, to just taking in the view, the Montana lifestyle revolves around protected open space." Our own Jessie Wiese on open lands in Montana! Montana Open Land Month #J...
Happy #BigSkyFriday from the Bridgers! Learn how we protect properties like this one for the future at mtlandreliance.org #cowsnotcondos #montanamoments #openspace Alexis Bonogofsky
MLR strategy meeting on the Yellowstone #cowsnotcondos #strategery
Happy #WildlifeWednesday from our friends at Ruby Habitat Foundation in Sheridan, MT! #cowsnotcondos
#sayyestoopenland Weddings for Open Land Montana Open Land Month