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50,000 Acres Of Conservation for GVLT

      Gallatin Valley Land Trust , the Gallatin County Open Lands Program, the NRCS ALE Program and local farmer Bruce Visser partnered on a conservation easement that conserves nearly 400 acres of prime farmland and pushed GVLT above the 50,000-acre mark for conserved acres. 

     “The Visser Farm is a productive working farm in an area of intense development pressure,” GVLT Lands Program Manager Chad Klinkenborg said. “The area has some of the best soil in the state of Montana and represents the open landscape of the Gallatin Valley. We had to protect it.” 

      The Bruce Visser Farm Conservation Easement represents GVLT’s 117th conservation easement for a grand total of 50,007 acres conserved. The 50,000 acres conserved milestone is a significant achievement for GVLT, and the Gallatin Valley. 

Photo: GVLT/ Sarah Lowe