Five Valleys Land Trust and a diverse array of project partners are actively working to close two conservation projects, one near Philipsburg (Buxbaum-Boulder Ranch) and one close to Garrison (Graveley Ranch). The Missoula Current article details the status of the two separate projects, which total over 4,200 acres of conservation. Five Valleys led the way on the two projects, with help from several key partners, including The Conservation Fund; Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks; Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Natural Resource Damages Program. In the article, Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission chair Dan Vermillion “heaped praise on the conservation easements and all the partners who made them happen.” “It may not appear to folks right now that this is really important. But I can guarantee that in 100 years, people will be thanking you for getting this done,” Vermillion said.