The Montana Land Reliance partners with private landowners to permanently protect agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space.


The lasting benefits of MLR’s work are the perpetuation of a lifestyle and an economy that rely on responsibly managed private land and increasingly valuable Montana open spaces that will continue to nourish the spirit of future generations.


The Montana Land Reliance has staff working in every corner of Montana to protect Montana’s open landscapes.

Land Stewards

The Montana Land Reliance employs 19 land stewards to fulfill its annual monitoring responsibilities. Meet MLR’s boots on the ground and learn about their respective natural resources strengths.


The Montana Land Reliance relies on the advice of Montana’s landowners and its next generation of stakeholders for sound direction. Meet the advisors who have successfully guided MLR through 45 years of conservation and beyond.

Future Montana Committee

The Future Montana Committee is an advisory board comprised of young professionals from across the nation. Together, they represent a cross-section of the next generation of conservationists in Montana.


The Montana Land Reliance has partnered with landowners to achieve their conservation goals for over 45 years.


  • Land Trust Alliance Accredited Land Trust
  • Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency


  • Land Trust Alliance’s President’s Award


  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Montana Association of Land Trusts
  • Partnership of Rangeland Trusts
  • Montana Nonprofit Association