What does it mean to protect what you love? To us, it means protecting wildlife habitat, family farms and ranches, and our opportunity to get out on the trails we love. Protecting western Montana's natural legacy means protecting all of these things, and more. If you love this place like we do, help protect it by making a donation to Five Valleys Land Trust.
All new or increased gifts will be matched this season, dollar for dollar, through our $75,000 matching challenge. Please donate today and double your impact!
In addition to our matching challenge, donors who give new or increased gifts online will be entered to win weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize two night stay at our Rock Creek Confluence Property cabin! Weekly prizes include:
Handmade mountain bluebird nesting box. Drawing held November 28th.
Lift tickets to Discovery Ski Area. Drawing held December 5th.
Birding field trip to a Five Valleys property with Five Valleys Land Trust and Five Valleys Audubon board member Jim Brown. Drawing held December 12th.
Five Valleys Goodies--hat, water bottle, and other great gear. Drawing held December 19th.
Grand Prize Drawing: Two night stay at our Rock Creek Confluence Property cabin. Drawing held January 3rd, 2017. ALL new and increased online gift donors will be entered to win!
“When I look out across my field from my house and know that in 50 years it’s going to look exactly the way I see it now, it makes me very, very happy.” - Bob Hayes, Five Valleys conservation easement landowner
“When I think about the open spaces we have around Missoula, I feel grateful for those in the past who had the foresight to protect such a priceless resource for our community. I also feel a duty to carry on the work and the legacy of keeping open spaces accessible for all. Our open spaces are an integral part of who we are as a community, and they directly and positively impact our public health, economy and so much more.” – Mike Foote, Five Valleys member and supporter
"You have to remember: the land owns you. You never own the land. You're looking after the old ones that came before, and all their hard work, by keeping the land in an ag-based, wildlife-friendly conservation easement." - Joe Boyer, Five Valleys conservation easement landowner
Header photo by Mark Mesenko
Bob Hayes photo by Kip Sikora
Mike Foote photo by Steven Gnam
Joe Boyer photo by Paul Lebel