Five Valleys Land Trust has always planned for the long term. That’s why I had few doubts that Five Valleys would rise to the challenges of 2020, continue to support our community’s needs, and still accomplish significant conservation and stewardship projects across western Montana. As you will see in this 2020 Annual Report we met these challenges.
More than ever, the pandemic demonstrated the value of open lands for people to relax and connect—so in 2020 we built a new trail and welcomed new open space into public ownership. We ensured the perpetuity of the lands under our care even with the challenges of visiting with landowners during a pandemic. We protected family agriculture in Potomac. We held virtual events for the first time, and in doing so, connected with more people from more places than ever before.
Your belief in our work made these successes possible. As we reflect on last year and look to the opportunities ahead, your trust sustains and inspires us in our mission to protect our natural legacy.
-Jeff Roth, President, Board of Directors
Read about our 2020 impacts in our digital annual report:
Photo of The Universal Trails and Outdoors for Everyone workshop at the Confluence courtesy of MALT