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You Love Open Space. Help Us Make More Of It!

For the last 45 years Five Valleys has been working hand in hand with communities across western Montana to protect the special places you love. 

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.

Please help us reach our goal to raise $10,000 that will be matched, dollar for dollar, by our generous friends at the Cinnabar Foundation.

All new and increased donors will be entered into a raffle to win a handmade Five Valleys bluebird nesting box!

 
“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. 

Your financial support means that kids will have access to rivers, conserved family ranches will be handed down to the next generation, and wildlife will have secure room to roam.

For more information about the incredible work of The Cinnabar Foundation, please visit their website.

Header photo by Nelson Kenter Photography. Videography by Jahrig Media.

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