This January, the Flathead Land Trust worked with Charles and Renate Jaquette to place a conservation easement on their 497-acre farm. The farm borders Egan Slough, an old oxbow wetland connected to the Flathead River, north of Flathead Lake. The property includes fertile Creston farming soils and stunning wetlands (photo courtesy of Flathead Land Trust).
The conservation easement was purchased with funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service Agricultural Land Easement program. This project expands the growing network of protected lands around Egan Slough and along a 50-mile stretch of the Flathead River and north shore of Flathead Lake. “The Jaquette property is an integral piece of the preservation puzzle,” wrote the land trust.
- New Conservation Easement Protects Rich Creston Area Topsoil Egan Slough
- Multi-generational farmland protected near Creston, by Kate Heston, Daily Inter Lake, 1/19/2024