We are a land trust partnership working together to conserve clean water, iconic Western landscapes and the communities that depend on them.
The Heart of the Rockies Initiative is a land trust partnership that works to conserve both continentally significant ecological values at the landscape scale and community values that are prized locally. This partnership provides strategic vision, the latest science, and international cooperation to the strong collaborative work being done by 22 land trusts, protecting critical habitats and private ranch, farm and timberlands in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alberta.
We achieve our “all-lands” vision by providing a collaborative structure that brings both public land and private land stakeholders together to deliver science-based conservation planning and to collaboratively build conservation capacity and capital funding.
NewsCheck out some of the latest news from Heart of the Rockies and our partners:
- Announcing our new pilot program with USDA Rural Development Montana
- Spring 2019 Newsletter
- Heart of the Rockies Initiative Newsletter December 2018
- Former ED Michael Whitfield honored with National Conservation Leadership Award
- TNC works with ranching family in the High Divide to conserve thousands of acres using Montana’s new Sage-Grouse Habitat Conservation Program
- “Legacy of the Land” tells the story of ag-land conservation and the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
The High Divide sits in a continentally significant place, housing headwaters
for the great Missouri and Columbia watersheds that flow to opposite oceans. It is a stronghold for wildlife that have disappeared from much of their historic range and is the centerpiece for connectivity between the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Crown of the Continent, and the great wilderness of Central Idaho.
Heart of the Rockies coordinates the High Divide Collaborative, a partnership of public land managers, state wildlife agencies, landowners, local community leaders, scientists and conservation groups delivering a broad conservation vision for the region that includes the conservation and restoration of public and private lands. The group is currently focused in the southern region of the High Divide, on the connectivity between Yellowstone National Park and the Central Idaho Wilderness.
To learn more about the group and their latest efforts to secure Land and Water Conservation Funds, click HERE.