Conserving water, wildlife, and working lands


Skalkaho Bend Park Grand Opening

We are excited to announce a celebration and virtual grand opening July 23, 2020.


Skalkaho Bend Park Activities

Skalkaho Bend Park is OPEN!

As we and the entire community continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our park activities for the year.

For two years, the land trust has partnered with the community, the City of Hamilton, and a number of private foundations to create a 70 acre nature park along the Bitterroot River in Hamilton.

The future park will be a community resource for people of all ages and abilities, a sanctuary for local wildlife, and protect 1.5 miles of riverfront for present and future generations.

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Outreach Programs

We plan on continuing to connect you with the land trust, learn about local conservation, all on the beautiful lands and waters of our valley.  However, most of our programs will be virtual or in small groups outdoors.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Land Trust Barn Dance

BARN DANCE 2020–due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided to postpone our in-person event this year.

Don’t worry, the board and staff are currently working on a fun and safe lineup of activities this September to celebrate working lands in the Bitterroot.

More details coming soon!

Would you like to volunteer?

Are you interested in helping events run smoothly and meeting new people? Volunteering for an event could be the right fit. Fill out our handy online form and Emy Royce, Communications Director will get back to you. If you have a question, don't hesitate to call her at (406) 375-0956 or send an email to

Why I Care

“I volunteer to honor my dad and his love of the land.  He’s the reason why I love and care for the land.”

Kathie Messer


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