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TNC Montana Completes 4,640 Acre Big Hole Valley Conservation Easement

Enjoy this recent Montana Nature Conservancy news!

Last week, our TNC Montana chapter completed the ~4,640-acre Jackson Ranches conservation easement in the Upper Big Hole Valley! 🎉

The property supports a diverse mosaic of sagebrush grassland, wet meadow, dense riparian willow bottoms, aspen, spruce and lodgepole forest, and wild hay meadows. The ranch supports an equally diverse array of fish and wildlife. The easement protects over 4 miles of the upper Big Hole River and over 5 miles of tributary creeks – all critical for Arctic grayling spawning and rearing.

A big heartfelt thank you to our awesome team and the many funders/partners that made this kind of permanent conservation achievement possible, and another huge thank you to the Jackson Family for trusting TNC and choosing to protect their property forever!