Nature Conservancy Montana Field Office

The Nature Conservancy has worked with Montana landowners and communities since 1979 to conserve almost 500,000 acres of important ranchland and wildlife habitat via conservation easements, fee purchase and cooperative conservation projects with public agencies and land trusts.

Nature Conservancy was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2008 to 2014.

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Nature Conservancy Photo gallery

Balsamroot on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. Photo courtesy of Dave Hanna, for The Nature Conservancy.

The Blackfoot River. Photo courtesy of Rick and Susie Graetz.

The Blackfoot Valley. Photo courtesy of Rob Kendrick.

Red Rock River, Centennial Valley, Montana. Photo courtesy of Nathan Korb.

A pond in the Swan Valley of Montana, a critical piece of the Montana Legacy Project. Photo courtesy of John Lambing.

Holland Lake, in the Swan Valley, a critical piece of the Montana Legacy Project. Photo courtesy of John Lambing.

Photo courtesy of Eric Bergman.

Photo courtesy of Dave Hanna.

Montana Chapter board member Dusty Crary stands to the left of President Obama as he announces the Americas Great Outdoors Initiative. Photo courtesy of Whitehouse.gov.

Tracking rare Canada lynx in the Clearwater, part of the Montana Legacy Project. Photo courtesy of the Nature Conservancy.

A wet spring in Montana brought green grass in the valleys and lots of snow in the mountains. Photo courtesy of Bebe Crouse.

Special places will remain fully accessible to the people of Montana because of the Montana Legacy Project. Photo courtesy of Kenton Rowe.

Nature Conservancy Grant history

2014

$90,000 - A two-year grant to support private land protection and stewardship in the High Divide region of western Montana. Place-based conservation

2014

$20,000 - To protect wildlife habitat and wildlife connectivity in Montana's Centennial Valley. Place-based conservation

2014

$2,000 - To carry out a variety of stakeholder engagement events, partner meetings, and activities that promote open dialogue about the future of conservation and development in the High Divide. Opportunity fund

2013

$30,000 - To support private land protection in the High Divide region of western Montana. Place-based conservation

2010

$30,000 - To acquire and permanently preserve key wildlife habitat in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem in western Montana. Place-based conservation

2009

$50,000 - To permanently conserve key wildlife habitat in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem in western Montana. Place-based conservation

2008

$100,000 - A two-year grant to sustain ecosystem viability and protect wildlife connectivity in the Big Hole and Centennial Valleys of southwest Montana. Place-based conservation

2008

$50,000 - To permanently conserve key wildlife habitat in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem within western Montana. Place-based conservation