Here's a collection of stories about The Nature Conservancy's work in Montana.
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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.
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.
The next generation of conservationist were inspired, informed, and surprised on their visit to Pine Butte.
A new 256-acre easement on the Cornwell ranch continues 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.
Learn how the Missoula Youth in Restoration crew spent the summer season finding adventure and giving back to Montana nature.
An innovative change in Western water law is helping us protect Arctic grayling and revive Long Creek and its wetlands.
Get to know our new Western Montana Forester, Mike Schaedel, and learn what it's like to work in Montana's wilderness.
Discover how our easements on the Carroll ranch are helping to conserve the extraordinary Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area.
Highlighting the people and partners critical to our conservation success across Montana.
The Nature Conservancy is partnering with a local land trust to expand the open space surrounding Missoula.
Fire researchers from the U.S. Forest Service used the Conservancy's Dancing Prairie Preserve as an outdoor laboratory to test fire behavior.
Learn how collaboration and innovative science is changing our approach to river conservation along the Yellowstone River.
Matador grassbankers Buddy and Sheila Walsh won the Montana Neighbor Award for their good stewardship and commitment to community.
A Master’s student and his classmates visit Pine Butte for equal parts education and inspiration.
It's not often you get to roast marshmallows with a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, but participants in Climate Hike Glacier have just that opportunity.
Learn how a new conservation easement on Buhler Ranch secures critical habitat for sage-grouse.
Check out an infographic that shares the cool science behind this resilient ecosystem.
Discover what it's like to work in the heart of the wild in this staff Q&A.
Learn more about our successful year of conservation in the Clearwater-Blackfoot Valley.
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.
A cool internship program run by The Nature Conservancy brings urban high school students to nature preserves to learn about and restore important habitats.
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
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
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
Remote cameras at the Conservancy's Matador ranch are providing valuable info on wildlife movement. See who got caught on camera
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
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)
The Montana Chapter is working with scientists and landowners to conserve habitat for Long-billed Curlews. Explore
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
Fire is playing a key role in restoring the rare Centennial Sandhills of Montana See how