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More than $2M available for conservation projects in Gallatin County

September 9, 2021 (Bozeman, Mont.) – Available money for conservation and recreation projects in Gallatin County has nearly doubled this year, ringing in at just over $2 million.

Painting Commemorates 16 Years of Restoration on Madison Valley Spring Creek

May 10, 2021 (Ennis, Mont.) – Painting commemorates 16 years of restoration on Madison Valley spring creek.

Permanent Conservation of Big Sky’s Fish & Wildlife Habitat & Open Space

April 6, 2021 (Big Sky, Mont.) – The Montana Land Reliance Project Spotlight: Permanent Conservation of Big Sky’s Fish & Wildlife Habitat & Open Space.

New Conservation Easement is Largest Ever on Whitefish Lake

February 7, 2021 (Whitefish, Mont.) Collins family donates 672 acres of private land for conservation in partnership with Montana Land Reliance


Fall, 2020 (Central Montana) – Located on the eastern flanks of the Highwood Mountains of Central Montana is the sprawling Strand Ranch, home to one of the last big working cattle operations in the state.

Gallatin County sets aside open space funds for conservation, recreation

September 2, 2020 (Gallatin County) – The money from a 2018 voter-approved tax hike for open space is now being divided into separate funds for conservation and recreation projects.

Blanchets leave legacy in donated farmland

April 14, 2020 (Columbia Falls) – Flathead Valley residents Richard and Grace Blanchet ran their 320-acre farm on the Creston Bench south of Columbia Falls for more than 50 years before turning that land into a legacy by gifting the property to the Montana Land Reliance.

Expanding efforts to keep ‘cows over condos’ are protecting land across the West

April 11, 2020 (DEER TRAIL, Colo.) — Through dusty binoculars, rancher Keven Turecek surveyed dozens of black Angus heifers grazing under a midday sun on the undulating plains.

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