Land Trust News

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The Nature Conservancy Finalizes Big Sheep Watershed Project

The Nature Conservancy, with key partners…the NRCS (2018 Farm Bill ALE Program), and Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program…have closed a 3,400-acre conservation easement in southwest Montana that maintains agricultural production and conserves wildlife habitat.

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and patience of Roger and Carrie Peters, whose commitment to Montana’s ranching heritage and love for this corner of Montana carried them through the easement process. Such tenacity and values are instrumental in keeping Montana wild and working,” said Jim Berkey, TNC High Divide Headwaters Director.