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Louden Family Farms Flathead River Project

In 2009 and 2010, the extended Louden family placed conservation easements on 1,088 acres of farmland, wetlands, riparian habitat and floodplain. The properties stretch along the Flathead River to the east and west of Church Slough (3.9 miles along the…

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Church Slough Project

Church Slough is a magnificent oxbow slough, a haven for wildlife and birds, along the Flathead River north of Flathead Lake.  The Flathead Land Trust helped landowners Ben and Maureen Louden place a conservation easement on 300 acres of wetlands, riparian habitat,…

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Osprey View Fisheries Conservation Area

In 2009, Fish, Wildlife & Parks purchased a 70-acre parcel on the north shore of Flathead Lake, which borders the Flathead Lake Waterfowl Production Area (WPA), conserving fish and wildlife habitat.  The property is adjacent to the Flathead Lake Waterfowl…

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Foys Bend Fisheries Conservation Area

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) purchased a 243- acre property along two miles of the Flathead River in 2009. The high-quality, riparian riverbank has outstanding habitat values for both fish and wildlife.  The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which funded…

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Siderius Family Flathead River Projects

Siderius family members placed conservation easements on several parcels along the Flathead River in 2008.  The 670 acres protected include rich riparian forest lands, sloughs and prime agricultural lands. The Siderius family has farmed the lands for generations, and the…

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Johnston Flathead River Project

The Johnston family donated a conservation easement on nearly 700 acres of wetlands, riparian forests and associated farmlands along the Flathead River in 2008. This beautiful  farm includes forested islands and more than a mile of river frontage, home to…

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Weaver, McWenneger Slough and Foys Bend Projects

McWenneger and Weaver Sloughs and the Foys Bend projects were the first large conservation projects completed by River to Lake partners.   The projects entailed a combination of donated and purchased conservation easements, compensating landowners for restricting development and enhancing conservation values on…

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