Help conserve the western Montana you love

As another year ends, our supporters' commitment to conserving and stewarding western Montana's landscapes and nurturing our communities has been remarkable.

Thanks to this support, we are looking forward to a strong 2024. Throughout Missoula and Granite Counties, Five Valleys has nearly 10,000 acres of active conservation projects advancing. We are also delighted to support the transfer of Marshall Mountain into permanent, public ownership and to welcome hundreds of kids and community members to our community open spaces throughout the year.

We invite you to consider making a year-end gift to Five Valleys to keep our momentum going.

Whether you prefer to give a one-time donation, become a monthly recurring donor, or by making Five Valleys a beneficiary of your will or trust, there are so many ways to support our work. Interested in making a pledge of support or a gift of stock? Contact Ramey at

Thank you to everyone who has already supported us this season!

See how your support is impacting open lands and communities across western Montana:
Mount Dean Stone Community Forest

Together with our dedicated partners and community, we successfully purchased the south side of Mount Dean Stone, preserving 2,470 acres of this iconic landscape for future generations to enjoy. The creation of the Mount Dean Stone Community Forest ensures public access, expands recreational opportunities, and protects vital winter range for wildlife.

Next Generation Engagement

In the coming year we are excited to begin focusing on how we engage young Five Valleys supporters. Our next generation’s values are helping us infuse fresh energy into our mission, ensuring its enduring impact for generations to come. 

Rock Creek Confluence

At our Rock Creek Confluence property we are thrilled to embark on our Confluence Gateway Initiative which will make the property accessible to people of all abilities, update and improve public infrastructure, and continue historic preservation while safeguarding the area for wildlife.  

Conserving Ag in the Grass Valley

More than 120 acres of open agricultural lands will soon be protected in the heart of the Clark Fork River-Grass Valley Important Bird Area. In addition to protecting vital soils in perpetuity this landscape provides ideal habitat for species of concern like the short-eared owl.  

Planned Giving

We are excited to welcome Minette Johnson to our team as our new Planned Giving Officer. Minette will collaborate with Five Valleys’ supporters on estate planning to ensure our ability to steward protected lands and waters in perpetuity. Learn more.

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Header photo: "Our time" otters by Cindy Goeddel

The Skyline Ridge Trailhead by Five Valleys staff

The next generation by Jahrig Media, courtesy of the Hathaway Family

Visitors at the Rock Creek Confluence by Five Valleys staff

Grass Valley agricultural lands by Five Valleys staff

Young conservationist on the Bluebird Preserve by Athena Photography


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