Here’s a good article in Montana Lee Newspapers about the NRCS and Five Valleys Land Trust teaming up with landowners for agricultural conservation in the Flint Creek Valley.
From the article:
Maybe some change is for the better.
But those large tracts of historic ranchland going fallow and sprouting a sea of residences isn’t anyone in this story’s idea of acceptable change.
For those who’ve ranched for generations, or those who buy into the life, a conservation easement is proving one way to keep a traditional way of life alive in a changing valley.