Working ranches play a huge role in the environmental health of Montana, especially along the wildlife-rich Rocky Mountain Front. However, the next generation of ranchers faces a big challenge—the ability…
The Montana Association of Land Trusts is comprised of 12 members whose focus is voluntary incentive-based conservation. The 12 MALT members provide diverse and broad value through projects and activities that generate open land conservation, outdoor recreation, and land trust community engagement.
Montana land trusts and public agencies have been working cooperatively with landowners for over 40 years, and Montana is a national leader in the quality and quantity of providing land conservation. In more recent years, Montana land trusts have expanded their focus to lead efforts to build and maintain community trails and parks, and to play a stronger leadership role in voluntarily creating recreational access and improving outdoor recreation opportunities.
A key focus of land trusts is the creation of conservation easements through cooperative and voluntary partnership with landowners, and in addition to information about land trusts you’ll find an array of information about how conservation easements work and what they’re designed to achieve.
Please contact Montana Association of Land Trusts executive director Glenn Marx with questions or requests for additional information.
On the Shoulders of Giants is a 21-minute film celebrating the vision and passion behind four decades of private land conservation in Montana. Watch the trailer above.
Thanks to an innovative partnership with musician John Mayer and The Laundress, Out West product sales funded $29,360 in Montana private land conservation.