Private Land Protection
MLR’s voluntary conservation easements protect 958,104 acres of ecologically, agriculturally, and historically important land and 1,632 miles of stream frontage.
Montana’s north-central wheat farms, western foothill ranches, and eastern grasslands bespeak a proud western heritage. Inclusive wildlife habitat, intact watersheds, and unspoiled open space typify these private lands.
158,694 acres of crop, hay, and pasture
799,410 acres of range and forest acres
Protection of Montana’s wetlands provides habitat for many threatened species.
10,069 acres of wetlands
The preservation of intact private lands in Montana allows the continued diversity of wildlife in numbers unimaginable anywhere else in the lower 48 states.
540,057 acres of elk habitat
Well stewarded private lands are critical components of the intact landscapes surrounding Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.
18,763 acres of Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem
289,724 acres of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Montana’s watersheds support agriculture, municipalities, a vibrant recreation industry, a great diversity of wildlife, and wild trout fisheries that are the envy of the nation.