The Gecho Ranch in the heart of the Madison Valley has 1,406 acres of grazing land, wildlife habitat, and is in an area that is considered one of the most ecologically intact corners of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Deep in the far northwest corner of Montana near the City of Troy sits 28,000 acres containing some of the state's best fisheries and wildlife habitat, and a highly productive working forest.
Located between the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountain Wilderness Areas, the Swan Valley is one of the most ecologically diverse areas within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.
In July 2003, The Trust for Public Land completed protected close to 3,400 acres of checkerboard land in the famous Taylor Fork drainage, northwest of Yellowstone National Park.
The serenity of this pristine mountain lake captured the attention of Charles Lindbergh after his famous solo trans-Atlantic flight of 1927.
In 2008 The Trust for Public Land protected 11,000 acres of Sun ranch, located between the Madison River and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area
In 2006, The Trust for Public Land placed a conservation easement over 1,521 acres of Olliffe ranch.
In 2009, the Trust for Public Land secured a conservation easement on the Half Circle cattle ranch, permanently protecting the ranch from development.
With the purchase of more than 310,000 acres of private forest land from the Plum Creek Timber Company, The Trust for Public Land helped to safeguard the future of the Crown of the Continent.
The Crown of the Continent is the largest intact eco-system in the lower 48 states. To safeguard this unique habitat from fragmentation, The Trust for Public Land and its partners are working to consolidate “checkerboard” ownership patterns into an uninterrupted network of conserved lands.