Keep It Connected

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.  

What we are

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.

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Fund Development

We work to bring new funding into the landscape to support land trust operations and conservation projects, making conservation dollars go farther by leveraging this with regional, state, and federal matches.


We work on policies that support landowners and land trust work.


We network and support each other through learning and mentorship.


We help bring the latest science so land trust can make strategic decisions about where to invest their limited time and resources.


Bear River Land Conservancy

Logan, UT

Bitter Root Land Trust

Hamilton, MT

The Conservation Fund

Sun Valley, ID

Flathead Land Trust

Kallispell, MT

Five Valleys Land Trust

Missoula, MT

Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Bozeman, MT

Inland NW Land Conservancy

Spokane, WA

Jackson Hole Land Trust

Jackson, WY

Kaniksu Land Trust

Sandpoint, ID

Land Trust of the Treasure Valley

Boise, ID

Lemhi regional land trust

Salmon, ID

Montana land reliance

Helena, MT


Edmonton, AB


Invermere, BC

The Nature conservancy of idaho

Idaho Falls, ID

The nature conservancy of montana

Bozeman, MT

The Nature conservancy of Wyoming

Lander, WY

Nature Trust of British Colombia

Vancouver, BC

Palouse Land trust

Moscow, ID

Payette land trust

McCall, ID

Prickly pear land trust

Helena, MT

Rocky Mountain Elk foundation

Missoula, MT

sagebrush steppe land trust

Pocatello, ID

southern Alberta Land Trust Society

High River, AB

teton regional land trust

Driggs, ID

the trust for public land

Bozeman, MT

the vital ground foundation

Missoula, MT

wood river land trust

Hailey, ID

wyoming stock growers land trust

Cheyenne, Wyoming

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