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Montana TNC Gift to the Madison Valley

The Nature Conservancy in Montana and Roger Lang have negotiated sale of 300 acres in the Madison Valley that improves access to the Madison River. The BLM purchased the land, located between Highway 287 and existing BLM lands. The land borders private lands protected through a conservation easement, and is contiguous to DNRC and FWP managed public lands. “That connection to public land multiplies the conservation value of this acquisition by tenfold,“ said Jim Berkey, TNC’s director for the High Divide Headwaters Program. “This transfer helps us realize a greater conservation vision for this stretch of the cherished Madison River. We are proud to be part of a Madison Valley partnership to create a long-term solution that secures the integrity of the land and river for the benefit of both people and nature.”

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