Preserving Montana

Life in the West means being a part of the land in ways that preserve what you first loved about it—the scenic beauty, the unscarred open spaces, the wildlife, the natural resources. This deeply held value has led to the formation of many conservation-oriented organizations throughout the Gallatin Valley and the state of Montana. Chapters of national conservation groups thrive here as well. All are meant to help residents to understand and participate in their stewardship of one of the world's most beautiful places, living in ways that are sustainable— that is, non-disruptive and healthy for all involved—for many lifetimes to come. Learn more about land conservation on Montana ranches and properties by browsing the links below or by visiting our conservation easement page.

Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Dedicated to the conservation of open space, agricultural land, wildlife habitat, and the creation of public trails in Southwestern Montana

Gallatin County Open Space Grant Program
Seeking to preserve open-space lands for the enjoyment of present and future generations

Montana Bird Conservation Partnership
Coalition committed to the conservation of all birds and their habitats across the state of Montana

MT Natural Resources Conservation Service
Providing leadership to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment

Land Trust Alliance
Promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems

Montana Land Reliance
Committed to providing permanent protection for ecologically and historically important private lands and enriching the positive relationship between these lands and Montana's diverse communities

The Trust for Public Land
Conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places to ensure livable communities for generations to come

Path to Eden
Inform new & existing landowners of opportunities, responsibilities, & challenges that accompany owning property in rural MT: community relations, wildlife management, noxious weeds, water rights, historic preservation, & responsible construction to ensure preservation of culture & landscape.