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Otter Island Fisheries Conservation Area

The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes purchased a 146.8-acre property along the Flathead River near Kalispell in 2011 to conserve this critical river property for native fisheries conservation. The Tribes worked closely with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and…

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Hand – Smith Flathead River Project

Eric and Rebecca Smith recently completed a conservation project that protects 97 acres of exceptional riparian habitat on the Flathead River. The Smiths worked with the Montana Land Reliance to place a conservation easement on their property east of Kalispell and…

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Diamond B Ranch Flathead River Project

In 2011, Diamond B. Ranch owners closed on a conservation easement in December that will protect their beautiful 192-acre property along 1½ miles of the Flathead River. Located east of Church Slough, the Diamond B. Ranch provides a beautiful spot along…

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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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