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“Farming is not a living, it’s a way of life” – Siderius Family Flathead River Projects

Listen to Tom and Terry Siderius tell their story: “Farming is not a living, it’s a way of life.”

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 easements will protect them as working farms and valuable wildlife habitat.

The easements were secured with grant funding from the federal Farm and Ranch Protection Program and from the Bonneville Power Administration’s Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation program.

News story: People will enjoy this open space for a long time. Siderius families protect 670 acres.

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