Monday, October 31, 2016

Five Valleys Land Trust Helps Conserve Key Blackfoot Property

40 years ago, in 1976, Montana's first conservation easement protected open land in the Blackfoot Valley. Montana's newest conservation easement, finalized last week, achieves the same outcome.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Promised Land

Montana is the Promised Land. Great Falls Tribune photo by Rion Sanders

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Meaningful Montana Weddings

Your wedding is about love, celebration, and people...not stuff. Check out Weddings for Open Land. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Who's Your Farmer?

Montana farmers and ranchers not only grow food to feed the world, they also provide open land and wildlife habitat. Laura Verhaeghe Photography

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Autumn Colors

There's still plenty of color around Montana.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Montana Land Reliance Helps Conserve Big Hole Property

The Montana Land Reliance and its partners help conserve a 2,500-acre property along the Big Hole River.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Private Land Conservation in the Sapphires

Five Valleys Land Trust and project partners conserve 5,800 acres in the Sapphire Mountains.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Flathead Tourism, Development Are Booming

For the Flathead and Glacier National Park, the headline says it all:
Glacier National Park is headed for another annual visitation record, 
while Kalispell’s development wave continues to roll

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Travelers For Open Land Grant Helps Fund Madison Valley Conservation

The Montana Land Reliance and longtime landowner Jack Reints partner to conserve ag land, open space and wildlife habitat in the Madison Valley. A Travelers for Open Land grant helped fund this effort.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Missouri River Breaks float still offers "visionary enchantment."

Friday, October 7, 2016

Autumn Wetland

Lush autumn Montana wetland. Alex Diekmann photo

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shy and Sly Pine Marten

Pine marten are shy and elusive, yet curious, and very territorial. They can be found throughout western Montana and as far east as the MT-WY border south of Billings. Randy Smith photo

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Freezeout Lake Waterfowl

Coming soon: Waterfowl migration south through Freezeout Lake.
Paul Sihler photo

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Story Mill Park True Community Outdoor Asset

The Trust for Public Land and its project partners have completed key riverbank restoration activities within Story Mill Park in Bozeman. Story Mill Park is a true community asset and a great example of community conservation.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Five Valleys Land Trust Rock Creek Property is Perfect Classroom

Fifth grade students from Missoula's Lowell Elementary School conducted a recent field trip to the confluence of the Clark Fork River and Rock Creek to experience the essence of Montana. The property is owned and managed by Five Valleys Land Trust, and Missoula Current reports on the field trip as well as the importance of the property.