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 network of local land trusts working together for better local results. Those local results add up across the landscape into vital outcomes for communities, economies, natural systems, and wildlife populations.
Our members are 26 land trusts, who work with private landowners across the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, and portions of Washington and Utah.
We are making conservation dollars go farther by leveraging local resources with regional, state, and federal matches. We are protecting credibility by encouraging high standards of science, transparency, and accreditation. We are providing a stronger, more united voice for private land conservation. We are finding lasting solutions for challenges facing nature, rural communities, land managers, and family farms, ranches and timberlands.
NewsCheck out some of the latest news from Heart of the Rockies and our partners:
- 2019 Heart of the Rockies Winter Newsletter
- Trust for Public Land announces new public access projects on 27,000 acres
- Nature Conservancy of Canada secures 20,000 acres of rare forest
- Prickly Pear Creek Greenway in East Helena taking next steps
- Wood River Land Trust premieres new film on Dec. 10
- Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust launches new story map
- Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust releases video celebrating new conservation in the Bear River watershed
- Five Valleys Land Trust announces largest project yet
- Montana Land Reliance launched their new book “A Million Acres”
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced new SW Montana project
- Gallatin Valley Land Trust celebrates major milestone on Bozeman trail system
- New conservation on the Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer migration area announced in Wyoming
- Five Valleys Land Trust announces new leader
- Announcing our new pilot program with USDA Rural Development Montana
- Renewed funding in Gallatin County aims to protect farmland
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.