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GVLT Finalizes Big Sky Conservation Easement

Gallatin Valley Land Trust has finalized a conservation easement in Big Sky with landowner Admiral William Fallon on 20.5 acres that conserves wetlands, helps protect water quality on the Middle Fork of the Gallatin River and maintains a Nordic ski trail.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported the 20.5 acre easement is in the same general area as other GVLT and Montana Land Reliance easements, and creates open space in a rapidly growing Big Sky area.

I’d like to do a little bit to preserve what we have,” Fallon said. “We can’t stop the clock, but I’d like to do what we can to preserve the land and be smart with development.”