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Flathead Land Trust Conservation Easement Protects Wileys Slough

Flathead Land Trust has worked with landowner Dean Robbins to conserve a key parcel of land along Wileys Slough in the lower Flathead Valley.

FLT reports the 26-acre donated conservation easement “contains 982 feet of shoreline along Wileys Slough and is adjacent to and contiguous with 1,235 acres of private land already conserved at Wileys Slough. It is also adjacent to the Lakeside Water and Sewer District agricultural properties. Conserving this property ensures that its agricultural open space, 100-year floodplain and important riparian vegetation along Wileys Slough will be protected in perpetuity.”

Robbins’ ties to the property date back to 1883 when his great-grandfather, Christian Hvila Wiley, purchased the property.