The Flathead Land Trust has received a $5,000 grant to help fund two local conservation easements totaling 671 acres in Bigfork.
The grants were awarded by Travelers for Open Land, a Montana program that allows visitors and residents to contribute to conservation projects on open land. The program recently awarded
$18,000, which will help fund five conservation projects on private land.
They include the well-known Darrow family properties near Bigfork in the Flathead Valley.
The proposed projects include conservation of the Swims Creek riparian area, wildlife winter range, forested habitat and private working agricultural lands. The projects would also provide open land conservation and scenic views, including prominent ridgelines and hilltops.
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