The Rocky Mountain West is a geography of hope and opportunity. Today, we have enough wide-open spaces to support iconic wildlife, agricultural economies, and free-flowing rivers.
Yet, we are experiencing extraordinary economic and demographic pressure that will forever change the landscape and how it supports our economies and communities.
Heart of the Rockies serves as the collaborative backbone for 27 independent land trusts working in five states and two provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Washington.
Each land trust partner is deeply rooted in their local community and native ecosystem. They work only with willing landowners using voluntary agreements to conserve private land.
Private land conservation is crucial for maintaining open space important for agricultural production, wildlife habitat, and water availability.
Land trusts know how to do this work, but need capital to scale up solutions to meet current challenges. Our collaboration helps increase the pace of private land conservation.