The Centennial Valley is
The Centennial stretches out just beyond the western border of Yellowstone National Park and contains critical migration routes for wildlife throughout the Northern Rockies. The valley's expansive wetlands are home to hundreds of bird species, and Red Rock River system is one of the last places where rare Arctic grayling survive. It supports grizzlies, wolves, elk, deer, and the other magnificent wildlife that draws millions of visitors to Yellowstone.
Destruction and fragmentation of habitat due to poorly planned development
The spread of non-native plant species poses another serious threat to the health of
The absence of natural fire has also left many forests out of balance, putting them at risk for unnaturally large and catastrophic burns when they do happen.
Goals and Strategies
Most of the 100,000 acres of private land in the valley
Partnership and stewardship are the foundation of our success in the Centennial. Most of the Centennial landowners are committed to working with the Conservancy and the federal agencies in the region to keep the valley whole and healthy for both livestock and wildlife. This collaboration has also resulted in miles of stream restoration, an all-out assault on invasive weeds, the use of prescribed fire and sustainable grazing
A Special Neighbor
The lakes and wetlands of the 45,000-acre Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge give life to 241 species of birds. The valley contains the highest nest density in the West for trumpeter
The Conservancy's Centennial Sandhills Preserve protects some extremely rare plant communities.