A special thanks to so many community members, groups, and foundations who helped bring this project to fruition! The Flathead River Conservation Project protects 155 acres along a third of a mile of the Flathead River owned by Bob Danford.
The land has key wetlands and riparian forests important to a plethora of wildlife and clean water downstream. It also has rich farm soils that Bob and his family have been farming and stewarding for almost 100 years. The project adds to a network of conserved land totaling almost 12,000 acres along the Flathead River important to sustaining the River and Flathead Lake’s excellent water quality and the incredible quality of life we enjoy in the Flathead Valley.
The project was made possible with a federal grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service Agricultural Land Easement Program, which provides funding to farmers to keep their rich land in agriculture.
Non-federal matching funds needed to obtain the grant were raised by members of the Flathead Lakers and the Flathead Land Trust, and grants from the Cinnabar Foundation, Jackson Family Foundation, Horne Family Foundation, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Vital Ground Foundation, Montana Ducks Unlimited, Montana Trout Unlimited, Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited, Flathead Wildlife, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Conoco Phillips Spirit of Conservation Program, Montana Fish, and Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Mitigation Program. Thanks so much for your support in protecting this important land!
We did it!