When I try to put our accomplishments in tangible terms, I sometimes think of the road from Virginia City to Ennis. The next time you find yourself making that drive I suggest that you stop at the top of the ridge before the road drops down toward Ennis, pull over to the side, and survey the landscape. In the distance to the east you’ll see the peaks of the Madison Range, towering over the Madison Valley with its blue ribbon trout waters. That beautiful valley, for the most part, is intact and undeveloped. Redirect your gaze to the slope below you, and you’ll see the clusters of ranchettes and subdivisions that chop up the land. In other words, you see what the Madison Valley might have looked like had The Montana Land Reliance not worked so tirelessly to preserve that landscape.