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New Conservation Easement is Great News for Whitefish Lake

Big news…The Montana Land Reliance and Collins family team up to maintain open land and conserve large section of Whitefish Lake shoreline: “The easement allows us to manage our timberland to promote forest health and maintain species diversity while providing important habitat for all types of wildlife,” said John Collins.

Montana Land Reliance (MLR) Western Manager Mark Schiltz said the new easement is the largest ever completed on Whitefish Lake, and its finalization marks a rare occasion on a waterfront that is more desirable than ever.

“This project represents one of the most important conservation easements in the Flathead Valley and MLR is honored to partner with the Collins family to help make this happen,” Schiltz said.