The beauty of the Crown of the Continent is undeniable. Its importance—for Canada lynx, elk, grizzly bears and more—is incredible.
For the people of Montana, it's not only a popular destination for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation, but also a key piece of the economies of surrounding rural communities. The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect 117,152 acres of the Lower Blackfoot River watershed, called the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project. This effort is part of a larger project in the Blackfoot watershed in surrounding areas where we have we’ve acquired and protected over 528,000 acres since 1997.
One of our goals with the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project is to build on our many years of working with local partners to make sure the community guides decisions on the future of these extraordinary places. In collaboration with the Blackfoot Challenge, we are engaging the people who love and use these lands. We invite you to join us.
Get Involved in Conserving the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project
Find community meeting notes, project reports, media coverage and other information.
A community forest study is helping determine the future of lands in the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project
Our restoration work moved into overdrive this year with loads of help from partners, volunteers and local contractors.
We want to hear from you. Why do you care about the Clearwater-Blackfoot lands?
His office is 165,000 acres in western Montana, where he helps manage recreational uses, forests and prairies on the Clearwater-Blackfoot and Montana Legacy Projects.
One year ago, The Nature Conservancy closed on the Great Western Checkerboard, a $134 million deal that protects 165,073 acres of former industrial timber lands across the northwest. See what we've been up to.
Learn more about how we're working to reconnect the lands of the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project.
Get details on upcoming community events where you can get involved.
The Conservancy needs to raise $10 million in private fundraising to support this important project.