Here's a collection of stories about The Nature Conservancy's work in Montana.
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The Conservancy continues to secure a future for people and wildlife on the Crown of the Continent. The latest piece of the mosaic is our Clearwater Blackfoot Project - part of the larger Great Western Checkerboard initiative. Lean more
The Legacy Continues
The Conservancy’s sale of 26,705 acres to the U.S. Forest Service will erase the messy patchwork of public and private holdings that had made the land difficult and expensive to manage for wildlife and recreation. Read more
Exposing children to Nature early and often makes them happy, healthy, and good conservationists. Jaim McPherson writes about how she's developing her daughters' love for the outdoors in Montana...but her strategies could work in the city or country.Read more
The Nature Conservancy in Montana is dedicated to ensuring a healthy future for both grizzly bears and family ranching in Montana. We're using protection, partnership, and stewardship as a path to that goal . Learn more.
It's been a great year for conservation in Montana. Take a look at our achievements in FY 13. Annual Report
A magnificent Golden Eagle was rescued during a photography workshop at Pine Butte Guest Ranch. Read the story
Nathan Korb has been restoring streams in Montana's Centennial Valley for more than a decade. Learn more about the work (pdf 2mb)
Another nearly 11,000 acres of Montana’s iconic Blackfoot River Valley has now been permanently conserved through the work of The Nature Conservancy and its partners. Learn more
Montana's new State Director, Richard Jeo, brings a wealth of experience and a love for nature to the job. Meet Richard
Fire is a useful tool for restoring habitat for all kinds of wildlife, especially Greater Sage-grouse...but it's a tricky business. See why
The Conservancy has helped preserve the beautiful Steel Creek Ranch in the Big Hole Valley. Get the details
Elaine, the Golden Eagle that was tagged on Nature Conservancy land in 2010 was killed by a snare trap this year, but leaves behind information that will help her species' survival. Learn more
Wild Prairie Preserved
Our easement on the Carroll ranch helps conserve the extraordinary Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area. learn more
Caught on Camera
Remote cameras at the Conservancy's Matador ranch are providing valuable info on wildlife movement. See who got caught on camera
There are many ways to measure a successful hunting trip. As Whitney Daniel discovered, a great adventure may not involve firing a single shot! Read more
The Nature Conservancy in Montana made some great conservation achievements in 2012. Take a look in our Annual Report. Download a pdf (2.7 MB)
Learning from the Birds
Matt Ocko spent two summers collecting data on grassland birds on Montana's Northern Prairies and helping on the Matador Ranch. Read about his experience!
Treasures of Comertown
Our Comertown Prairie Pothole Preserve is in a remote part of the state, but Brian Martin found it well worth the visit. See why
Nature Conservancy supporter Pat McKernan tells about her encounter with a big cat. Read the story
Protecting land on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front is essential to keeping Golden Eagles soaring in western skies. See why (pdf 500 kb)
Greater Sage-grouse are truly the showmen of the grasslands. But their days on nature's stage are threatened, so the Conservancy is trying to help. Find out how (pdf)
Matador Ranch hand Charlie Messerly rescues a young elk from a bad encounter with a fence. See the rescue
Conservation easements on the historic Cornwell Ranch are preserving valuable wildlife habitat and family ranching. See how
The largest pronghorn migration on earth crosses Montana's Northern Prairies, but bad fences in the wrong places pose a serious threat. Learn how
Wildlife moves for a variety of reasons and distances, conserving habitat at the right scale and with the right connections really matters. Learn more(pdf)
The Montana Legacy Project has truly changed the course of conservation in the West. Read the history (pdf)
Montana isn't escaping the impacts of a changing climate. Our work is helping wildlife adapt to the ways their habitat is being affected. See how
The Montana Chapter is working with scientists and landowners to conserve habitat for Long-billed Curlews. Explore
The Montana Chapter is conserving critical habitat for threatened Canada Lynx. Learn how
Wind energy holds great promise in Montana if care is taken to keep it safe for wildlife. See how we're helping
Once viewed with suspicion by some landowners, conservation easements are now preserving wildlife habitat and family ranching in Montana. See how (pdf)
The Montana Chapter is fighting weeds across the state and joining cutting edge research into managing invasive plants. Learn how
The Conservancy is helping re-establish endangered black-footed ferrets on the Montana prairie. See how
Fire is playing a key role in restoring the rare Centennial Sandhills of Montana See how
Three teens from New York City spent a month working for the Conservancy in the remote Centennial Valley. Read their story
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