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GVLT Completes Paradise Valley Conservation Easement

     Gallatin Valley Land Trust has finalized its 114th conservation easement, a donated easement along the Yellowstone River in the Paradise Valley.

     From a GVLT Facebook post:

     This is our fifth conservation project with visionary rancher Tim Solso. The new donated conservation easement is adjacent to his 590 acre protected ranch and is situated on a steep bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River. If you’ve spent any time in Paradise Valley, you’ve no doubt enjoyed the protected scenic viewshed of Solso’s Legacy Ranch between Mallards Rest and Lock Leven on the Yellowstone River. An old dilapidated home will be removed from the parcel and management will be incorporated into the larger ranch, providing unobstructed views of the Absaroka Mountains for every floater or fisherman on the river and every driver or passenger on US 89-South. Thank you so much for the generosity of the Solso Family and Legacy Ranch  for helping us protect this highly scenic and important ranch in perpetuity.