Here's a collection of stories about The Nature Conservancy's work in Montana.
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Limber pines are under assault from many causes. We're searching for answers that will help us protect and restore this icon of the Rocky Mountain Front. Learn more
This year, we made excellent progress conserving nature across the great state of Montana.
The J Bar L Ranch continues to be a critical conservation partner to the Conservancy in the Centennial Valley.
What may look like a natural landscape, could be deceiving. Find out some places where trees are invaders.
Innovative easements are helping keep the Yellowstone moving like a natural river.
Hear from Dr. Steve Running, Conservancy trustee and Nobel Prize winner, why he thinks Climate Ride is important and how we can all make a difference for our planet’s future.
Check out this conversation about the plants of the Rocky Mountain Front with scientist Dave Hanna.
The Conservancy has joined with partners to study what kind of fence modifications best enable pronghorn to get through fences. They had one big surprise!
The Conservancy is restoring forests by thinning out overgrown stands making them less at risk from dangerous wildfires.
The Nature Conservancy in Montana is mimicking beavers as a way to conserve more water in the face of climate change.
Discover how our easements are helping to conserve the extraordinary Bitter Creek region of the Northern Great Plains.
A new study by a Conservancy researcher finds that thinning young forests can mean they absorb more carbon when they're mature.
2016 was a busy year in the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project. Lots of restoration, plus a little fun at our annual Revive and Thrive Event.
Easements on the Cornwell ranch continue a family's longstanding legacy of ranching in harmony with nature.
Take a look at all our many projects and accomplishments over the past year.
An innovative change in Western water law is helping us protect Arctic grayling and revive Long Creek and its wetlands.
Highlighting the people and partners critical to our conservation success across Montana.
Learn how collaboration and innovative science is changing our approach to river conservation along the Yellowstone River.
Learn how a new conservation easement on Buhler Ranch secures critical habitat for sage-grouse.
The Conservancy and our partners are rewarded for conserving Arctic grayling in the High Divide Headwaters.
Review the Conservancy's most important conservation highlights of 2015 across the state of Montana.
Among Montana's abundant rivers and streams, some 450 miles are designated blue ribbon trout waters. It's no wonder that the state is a fly fishing mecca for so many people.
See photos from the Matador Ranch's 15 years of working with local ranchers and scientists to find the intersection between effective land management and healthy wildlife.
Our work at the Patchtop Ranch demonstrates how livestock can actually improve the health of Montana’s grasslands. Join us in the New Wild, where humans and nature are thriving together.
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 Nature Conservancy in Montana has just passed the million acre mark for conservation. That's an acre for every resident of Montana!
In the face of climate change, the Conservancy is conserving critical habitat for threatened Canada Lynx through our Clearwater-Blackfoot and Montana Legacy projects. Learn how
It's been a great year for conservation in Montana. Take a look at our achievements in FY 13. Annual Report
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
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)
Our Comertown Prairie Pothole Preserve is in a remote part of the state, but Brian Martin found it well worth the visit. See why
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)
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)
Once viewed with suspicion by some landowners, conservation easements are now preserving wildlife habitat and family ranching in Montana. See how (pdf)