Madison Valley Ranchlands Group

Founded in 1996, the Madison Valley Ranchlands Group works to preserve the ranching way of life in the Madison Valley. It accomplishes this by developing ways to enhance the economic viability of family ranches; preserving traditional rural community and family ranch values; working cooperatively with groups, agencies and individuals who share its goals and commitment to the land; and ensuring productive agriculture through the protection of private property rights and open space, and by maintaining healthy grasslands, wildlife habitat and watersheds.

Madison Valley Ranchlands Group was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2006 to 2013.

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Madison Valley Ranchlands Group Photo gallery

Tour of Antelope Basin, Montana. Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Tour of Sun Ranch, Montana. Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Tour of Wall Creek, Montana. Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Living with Wildlife. Photo courtesy of Madison Valley Ranchlands Group.

Madison Valley Ranchlands Group Grant history

2013

$10,000 - To support collaborative efforts to protect open space, wildlife habitat, and wildlife migration corridors in Montana's Madison Valley. Grassroots fund

2008

$60,000 - A two-year grant to protect the open spaces on which ranching depends in Montana’s Madison Valley. Place-based conservation

2007

$25,000 - To protect the open spaces on which ranching depends in Montana's Madison Valley. Place-based conservation

2006

$3,000 - To support Madison Growth Solutions' outreach efforts, which are critical to developing community recommendations for managing growth by the end of the summer of 2006. Opportunity fund

2006

$10,000 - To support a collaborative, grassroots process to maintain the landscape integrity of the Madison Valley. Grassroots fund