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Montana Land Trusts Attend Great Plains Conservation Gathering

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies hosted a Northern Great Plains Grantee Convening in Billings on Feb. 12-13 and among the participants were Montana land trust representatives (left to right) Brad Hansen (The Montana Land Reliance), Amy Croover (The Nature Conservancy in Montana) and Gary Sullivan (The Conservation Fund).

The convening offered an opportunity for NFWF and MACP to share information with entities that have received NFWF or MACP funding, for grantees to share information with each other, and for grantees to share information with NFWF and MACP.

In addition to main topics such as beef markets, initiatives on tribal lands and carbon sequestration, participants were selected to offer “lightning round” presentations. Brian Martin (Montana TNC) and Leo Barthelmess (Ranchers Stewardship Alliance) offered presentations. NFWF is a major funder of the MALT ALE Program Coordinator position. MALT Photo