Missoula County Rural Initiatives

Missoula County Rural Initiatives' mission is to provide opportunities for the continuation of rural working lifestyles while concurrently protecting the cultural and natural resources of Missoula County in the face of rapid growth. MCRI oversees open space protection in the county, and prioritizes the protection of conservation resources in western Montana. MCRI also addresses comprehensive land use and parks planning, rural outreach, natural resource monitoring and protection, and cultural resource protection and enhancement.

Missoula County became a Brainerd Foundation grantee in 2008.

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Missoula County Grant history


$25,000 - To protect valuable conservation resources in the Bitterroot Valley while directing growth into appropriate areas in the region. Place-based conservation