People make conservation possible

THESE ARE THE PERSONAL STORIES BEHIND THIS GOOD WORK

The following stories provide a snapshot into the lives of families who have protected their land throughout the Bitterroot Valley. The stories are inspired by the diversity of lands, family motivations, and love of our rural way of life; there are many more stories like these, with over 40 land conservation agreements now completed.

MOST PROPERTIES ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

All of the conserved properties remain in private ownership and are not open to the public unless specifically noted. The lands remain on the tax rolls and are managed by the landowners.

These conserved lands are critical farm and forest lands, wetlands and waterways, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and places for people to connect with nature, close to home. They are often the landscapes that have made, and continue to make, the Bitterroot Valley the special place it is today.

IS CONSERVATION RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you would like to explore how to protect your land, please contact Kyle Barber, Conservation Director, for a confidential discussion. He can be reached at (406) 375-0956 or email him at .


Success Stories

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