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Final Approval Awarded to Potter Ranch Conservation Easement

The Lewis and Clark County Commission unanimously voted for final approval of allocating county open land program funds for the Potter Ranch conservation easement, clearing the way for Prickly Pear Land Trust to finalize the 3,100 acre project.

From a PPLT enthusiastic August 13 Facebook post:

Today marks a momentous day for conservation in the Helena Valley! This morning, the L&C County Board of Commissioners unanimously and enthusiastically voted to approve the 3,100 acre Potter Ranch Conservation Easement, PPLT’s largest easement to date. The project will officially close in the next couple weeks and will serve as a lasting reminder of the community’s foresight and commitment to protecting wild and working lands. This would not have been possible without the incredible support from the PPLT community. Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter of support for this project and everyone who supports the work we do day to day. Because of your support, generations to come will delight in the open views, pristine wildlife habitat, and working lands the Potter Ranch affords; an immeasurable benefit.

MALT thanks the Potter family, open land citizen advisory committee and committee staff, and the Lewis and Clark County Commissioners.

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