Between 2014 and 2021, every federal dollar of conservation easement financing invested in Montana’s farms and ranches through the ALE program yielded $1.89 of economic activity. All told, this $109 million investment:
- Produced a total economic impact of $182 million,
- Supported 1,057 local jobs and $41.5 million in labor income, and
- Contributed $99 million to the state’s GDP.