Bitter Root Land Trust

The Bitter Root Land Trust is a private, non-profit organization that works in partnership with landowners to conserve natural areas, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, and scenic open space in and around the Bitterroot Valley for the benefit of this and future generations.

The Bitter Root Land Trust assists property owners with the conservation and protection of their land in a variety of ways.  Conservation easements can provide income tax benefits for landowners.  Conservation easements and land donation are among the most important tools and landowners who consider them may also qualify for financial assistance from private, federal and state conservation programs or from a county open lands program. Similarly, private, federal and state funds may be available for stewardship projects on protected lands. Land protection, however, always begins with an individual landowner or a landowning family, concerned about what will happen to the property in the future. These are people who voluntarily decide to create a legacy by conserving a heritage. Without such landowners and their love for their property, private land conservation would not occur.

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Contact Bitter Root Land Trust

Steve Powell
Lands Program Director
307 State Street
PO Box 1806
Hamilton, Montana  59840-1806
Phone: (406) 375-0956
Fax: (406) 375-0925


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Montana

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