In Missoula County, we’re helping the next generation of farmers and ranchers protect agricultural soils and provide local food for the community. At our Rock Creek Confluence Property, we’re developing wheelchair accessible trails and expanding public access. In Granite County, we’re protecting key wildlife habitat linkage areas. And in Lewis and Clark County, we’re helping the citizens of Lincoln create their first park on the Blackfoot River.
In Missoula, the South Hills Spur project snowballed into a gateway for our most ambitious project ever: Mount Dean Stone, and the opportunity to double Missoula’s open space.
“There’s so much value for the community in having these public spaces. I think about what Missoula would be like without Mount Sentinel, Mount Jumbo, and the North Hills. I would love if in ten years people wonder, ‘What would Missoula have been like without Mount Dean Stone?’ It’s an ambitious project, but it’s worth it.” - Mike Foote, Five Valleys board member
Mike is right—this is an ambitious project. But each year the community’s support has proven to Five Valleys that it’s worth being ambitious.
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Header photo by Nelson Kenter Photography. Videography by Jahrig Media.