A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM

GAVIN RICKLEFS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Bitterroot Valley is still a small enough community where most of us know each other personally or peripherally.

It is with those personal connections and our deep commitment to the health and welfare of our community that we are announcing some temporary changes to our typical course of business here at the Bitter Root Land Trust.

As an organization dedicated to inspiring people to love and care for the land, we also recognize we must care for each other. Because of that, we’ve made a few adjustments to address the current COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to maintain our personal connection with you.

BRLT staff members will be working remotely through April 10th and our office in Hamilton will be closed during this time. Should you need to reach us, please call or email us directly. All our staff emails are listed on our Staff page of our website.

With your health and safety in mind, BRLT will follow the CDC guidelines and postpone gatherings, volunteer projects, and other activities until April 10th. At that point, we will re-evaluate the situation and communicate any changes to you.

As things continue to change rapidly at the local, national, and global levels, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know we are continuing our best efforts to make sure the conservation work you believe in is moving forward.

While we are all doing our best to adapt to these difficult circumstances, I encourage you to spend some time outdoors, breathing fresh air and soaking up the sunshine. With proper social distancing, getting outside to enjoy our beautiful Bitterroot Valley is one of the best things you can do for your head, your heart, and your soul.

Now, more than ever, it’s difficult to feel connected to friends, family, and community. Yet, personal connections are what will carry us through this challenging time. While our office is closed and events are postponed, we want to stay connected to you, so please let me know how you are connecting with the nature and the beauty of the Bitterroot Valley by emailing me at .

Perhaps we can inspire each other.

At BRLT, we care deeply for this community and hope spring brings joy and its many wonders to you and your loved ones.

Conserving the waters, wildlife habitat, and working farms and ranches of the Bitterroot Valley, with you