Places We Protect

The Montana Chapter is protecting some of the world's last great places.

For 40 years, the Conservancy in Montana has worked in communities large and small across the state, protecting critical lands and waters on which all life depends. We and our partners have conserved 1 million acres—1 acre for every resident—using strong science and a collaborative approach.


Crown of the Continent
One of a handful of places on the planet where all the natural pieces are still in place.

Open Lands Policy for Montana Forests
The Conservancy maintains public access of most of these project lands that we own.

High Divide Headwaters
Working wilderness of multi-generational ranches intermixed with public lands and protected areas.

Priority Projects:
Landscape Spotlights:
  • The Centennial Valley
    Preserving the integrity of the land in a way that benefits wildlife and ranching.
  • Big Hole Valley
    A vital intersection of essential wildlife migration routes and home to the threatened Arctic grayling.

Northern Great Plains

This largest stretch of intact native grassland left in the Northern Great Plains.

Yellowstone River
The Conservancy is helping re-open the iconic river to rare native fish.



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