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Trumbull Creek conservation easement finalized

Congratulations to everyone, including the Stoltze company, who worked to make this happen . . . A $9.5 million, 7,068-acre conservation easement has been finalized for the Trumbull Creek area north of Columbia Falls, the Trust for Public Land and the … Continue reading

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Landowner’s community potluck to discuss conservation easements

The registration deadline for the North Fork landowner’s community potluck has been extended to June 21 . . .

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Another land easement proposed near Whitefish

Whitefish makes a preliminary move to protect even more of their watershed from development . . . Even as local leaders and state resource managers celebrated the recent completion of the Haskill Basin conservation easement east of Whitefish Lake, a … Continue reading

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Haskill Basin conservation easement completed

Good news for Whitefish: The Haskill Basin conservation easement is a done deal . . . For years, conservation groups and city officials have recognized the development pressure that could bear down on Haskill Basin, a block of land east … Continue reading

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LWCF passes; Trumbull Creek conservation deal looks good

Looks like the Trumbull Creek land deal is a go . . . A large land conservation deal northwest of Columbia Falls will benefit from passage of the Land, Water and Conservation Fund. The fund uses off shore oil and … Continue reading

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Montana FWP recommends purchase of Haskill Basin and Trumble Creek easements

Some good news: Montana FWP recommended purchasing conservation easements on better than 10,000 acres in the north end of the Flathead Valley . . . Public comments are in, and two proposed major conservation easement purchases in the Flathead Valley … Continue reading

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Stoltze conservation plan to be presented April 28

If you’ve an interest in the proposed conservation  easements on Stoltze Lumber land in the Haskill Creek and Trumbull Creek drainages, there’s a open house next week to discuss them . . . Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold … Continue reading

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U.S. FWS awards $2M for easement on grizzly & lynx habitat on Stoltze land

This short write-up on the acquisition of a conservation easement on F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber land belies a great deal of behind the scenes work over the past few years . . . The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Largest Mission Valley easement protects wildlife corridor

Some encouraging news regarding habitat connectivity . . . Animals from grizzly bears to dairy cows will benefit from the largest-ever conservation easement in the Mission Valley, according to the people who signed it. Five Valleys Land Trust announced this … Continue reading

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Last 50 years good for Montana wildlife

Here’s a rather upbeat look at species recovery efforts across Montana . . . Montanans are living in wild times. For proof, just look at the big picture. There are elk, bison and bighorn sheep grazing in the prairie regions … Continue reading

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