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Gallatin County Losing Open Space at Alarming Rate

Gallatin County saw 93,000 acres of open space lost to residential lots between 1990 and 2016, and the number of homes in the county more than doubled, from 11,000 to a total of 29,000 during that same period, reports the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. That growth helps demonstrate why the proposed June 5 mill levy open space vote in Gallatin County is so important to the area’s economy, quality of life and conservation of the Gallatin Valley’s agricultural traditions, say open space supporters.

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