Montana Land Relianceupdated: February 2017

The Montana Land Reliance (MLR) partners with private landowners to permanently protect agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space.

The immediate accomplishments of MLR’s conservation work are measured in miles of streambanks and acres of land and habitat protected. The lasting benefits of MLR’s work are the perpetuation of a lifestyle and an economy that rely on responsibly managed private land and increasingly valuable Montana open spaces that will continue to nourish the spirit of future generations.

The Montana Land Reliance Was founded in 1978 by Barb Rusmore and Christine Torgrimson. Its original mission was to establish a renewable and equitable agricultural way of life in Montana. It completed its first easement on 321 acres in the Blackfoot Valley. Since, it has conserved over 958,000 acres in over 820 voluntary easement agreements across the state of Montana. The organization and its employees have also been instrumental in policy decisions regarding private land conservation, and have a meaningful presence in the national land conservation community.

 

Glacier/Flathead Office
470 Electric Ave
PO Box 460
Bigfork, MT 59911-0460
Phone: 406-837-2178
 
Big Sky Office
353 Marketplace St, Bldg 5
PO Box 161554
Big Sky, MT 59716
Phone: 406-594-1570

Greater Yellowstone Office
P.O. Box 10843
Bozeman, MT 59719
Phone: 406-579-5481
Email: kathryn@mtlandreliance.org


 

Montana Land Reliance


Contact Montana Land Reliance

Rock Ringling
Managing Director
324 Fuller Avenue
Helena, Montana  59624
Phone: 406-443-7027


 

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