Your legacy is MLR’s legacy and your help is needed now more than ever. MLR’s commitment to Montana is a lasting one. For every acre MLR protects by perpetual conservation easement, it commits itself to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with responsible private landowners forever. While other conservation-minded groups can move on to the next battle or make way for the next organization, MLR must endure long into the future, forever ready to fulfill its promise of perpetuity.
As MLR turns the page on its first million acres, it is mindful that it carries weighty obligations going forward for each of these acres, while still taking a proactive, entrepreneurial, forward-facing approach to protecting the next million acres of agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space.
MLR’s twin guiding principles—the perpetual stewardship of the one million acres already under conservation easement, and the critical need to continue a relentless and effective pursuit of land conservation—require ever-increasing financial resources, even as MLR continues to achieve conservation goals at a fraction of the cost of other means.