5 reasons why you should #GiveOnTuesday

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Donate   After a day of thankfulness with friends and family, and days of shopping big, small, and online, tomorrow, November 29, is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is social media-fueled, worldwide day of philanthropy designed for people to easily give back to their communities, and to kick off the giving season! Tomorrow, we would love your support, and have a few reasons why you might consider contributing to The Montana Land Reliance!   1. Because you'd much rather see cows, not condos   2. Because you want to preserve Montana's agricultural herit...
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Sage Grouse Oversight Team Approves Funding for 44 Ranch

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PRESS RELEASE November 18, 2016 (Helena, Mont.) - Montana’s Sage Grouse Oversight Team (MSGOT) gave final approval today to grant funds to The Montana Land Reliance (MLR) to purchase a conservation easement on the 44 Ranch near Winnett. The 18,033-acre conservation easement will be purchased with funds from the Montana Sage Grouse Stewardship Fund and a private grant from The Conservation Fund. The Delaney family, owners of the 44 Ranch will also donate significant easement value to complete the project. The 44 Ranch conservation easement is the first of its kind to be approved under th...
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Big Hole ranch permanently protected from development

ARTICLE Butte, Mont (October 6, 2016) - A 2,500-acre ranch along the Big Hole River north of Glen, between Butte and Dillon, was recently permanently protected from development through a conservation easement with the Montana Land Reliance. The Gainey Foundation land is bounded on one side by three miles of the Big Hole River and by Bureau of Land Management land to the north, according to a news release from the reliance. In 2011, the Gainey Foundation approached the land reliance group to permanently conserve its ranch with a conservation easement. In 2013, the Gainey F...
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Five-year project protects ranch along the Big Hole

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October 4, 2016|  On September 29, 2016, the Gainey Foundation permanently protected their ranch through a conservation easement with The Montana Land Reliance (MLR). The 2,500-acre property is located in the Big Hole Valley north of Glen, between Butte and Dillion, and is bounded on one side by three miles of the Big Hole River and by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land on the to the north. The easement completes a block of permanently protected land along the Big Hole River and in the Highland Mountains. In 2011, the Gainey Foundation approached MLR to permanently conserve its ranch wit...
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From Our President, George Olsen

As the president of The Montana Land Reliance (MLR), it’s always gratifying to hear good things about your organization and staff.  Great employees make for an outstanding organization and as MLR’s reputation has grown because of great work done by staff, so has our ability to help Montana ranchers and farmers and other landowners keep their land open and undeveloped. This past year, MLR managing director, Rock Ringling, was honored with the Advocacy Ambassador Award from the Land Trust Alliance.  Rock has worked for MLR since 1990 and has helped raise the organization’s profile and image n...
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