Year-end land deals help wildlife
December 25, 2018 (Condon, Mont,) – A pair of land deals in western Montana will make life better for wildlife and the people interested in wild lands.
‘The best job in the state’: Montana Land Reliance director who helped shepherd a million acres of conservation easements is retiring
Helena, Mont. (July 13, 2018) – Rock Ringling sat in the Montana Land Reliance’s office recently, looking over downtown Helena and recalling a career that has spanned nearly three decades and placed conservation easements on more than a million acres of land in the state.
Montana conservation group hits 1 million-acre mark for easements
August 10, 2017 (Helena, Mont.) – One million acres. It’s an area roughly the size of Glacier National Park or the Bob Marshall Wilderness. But these particular million acres are not one contiguous landscape and did not come in one fell swoop. It took four decades and more than 800 negotiations across the state of Montana. Last Saturday, White Sulphur Springs rancher Phil Rostad signed the conservation easement for his family ranch, pushing the total acreage held in easements by the Montana Land Reliance over the million-acre mark.