Flathead Land Trust

Conserving our Legacy of Land and Water

The Flathead Land Trust is dedicated to protecting northwest Montana’s spectacular land and water legacy through community-based conservation.

We are a local land trust founded in 1985 by a group of forward-thinking community members interested in maintaining the Flathead Valley’s natural beauty, clean water, and special places that sustain our high quality of life. Like other community members, our founders welcomed the growth contributing to the community’s prosperity and economic vitality, but wanted to establish an organization that, amidst the growth, was dedicated to maintaining the qualities that make the Flathead such a special place to live, raise a family, and enjoy the good things that life here can provide.

We are fortunate to live in one of the most spectacular places in Montana and the world. We enjoy Glacier National Park, millions of acres of public lands on our national forests and state lands, excellent water quality, abundant fish and wildlife, and unsurpassed recreational opportunities. Our watershed is at the head of the great Columbia River system and contains the largest, natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi – Flathead Lake. Our valley also contains some of the richest farmland and soils in the country.

The Flathead Land Trust plays a key role in conserving this incredible natural heritage.

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