Fall is officially here, and Five Valleys is wrapping up another remarkable field season. I hope when you read through this newsletter that you take note of not just the landscapes themselves, but the stories of the communities and people on them.
“Open space is critical. It allows for wildlife to move freely through the landscape. It allows us to produce local food for the people that live in the community next to us. And it also provides an open vista and an open place for people to appreciate and value.”
Located just off Highway 93 south of Missoula, the Clark-Blue Mountain easement is protecting open space, widlife habitat and cultural history.
“This is a total privilege to preserve this land in perpetuity,” said Bart. “This land and this little chunk of heaven, as we see it, will last beyond all of us. That’s one of the biggest things we can do.”