Our Work

Since 1978, The Montana Land Reliance has worked with landowners to negotiate nearly 1,000 conservation easements on over 1,284,000 acres of land in Montana.

Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust like MLR that permanently limits the uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.

The Process

Though every conservation easement is different and tailored to the needs of the landowner, the process to execute a donated conservation easement is the same.

Tax Benefits

Donors of perpetual conservation easements may save on state and federal income taxes, gift taxes, and estate taxes.


Once a conservation easement is signed, MLR, the landowner, and future landowners begin a working relationship to ensure that the intended conservation becomes a reality.

Protected in Perpetuity

The Montana Land Reliance has worked with nearly 1,000 landowners to protect over 1,284,000 acres in the state of Montana since 1978.

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