Our roots run deep in this valley we call home.

Benefitting our community for generations to come.

Together, we can protect the place we all love.

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Bitter Root Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.

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BRLT Earns National Award

Announced at Rally 2023: The National Land Conservation Conference, the BRLT was awarded the 2023 Land Trust Excellence Award by the Land Trust Alliance. Selected out of 1,000 partner land trusts across the country for work in multiple areas, including our partnership with the Right to Farm and Ranch Board and the $10M renewal of the Ravalli County Open Lands Bond Program, this national recognition was undoubtedly earned by the Bitterroot community – the families who have left a legacy of conserved lands, the many members of our community who contribute time, money and volunteer hours to make these projects possible, and the voters of Ravalli County who have invested in leaving a legacy of open lands for the future.

acres conserved


Acres of open land in the Bitterroot Valley conserved by local families, including working farms & ranches and habitat for wildlife movement

Total Projects


Number of conservation projects completed to date in partnership with Bitterroot Valley landowners

River & Streams


Miles of cold, mountain freshwater river and creek frontage kept undeveloped and green

Nature parks


Acres of riverfront community parklands with nature trails

How can I help?

Your efforts are vital to preserving the valley we all love.