The Business of Conservation

Posted by PollyAnna Snyder on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at 7:54am

One Family's Choice

Mel Visser and his wife, Marge, recently finalized a conservation easement on their Manhattan property with the help of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. The easement will protect the 779-acre land from fragmentation, development and non-agricultural commercial activity.

Montanans love their farms and ranches, so conservation is becoming more well-known and utilized for many reasons...protection of wide-open spaces is very important for one as development expands across the valley. With the recent Shelter in Place rule across the globe, more folks have flocked to the Rocky Mountains to seek more space and nature. It can take its toll on smaller communities and drive prices higher of land, development and housing.

To read the full story on this Manhattan family's choice to conserve their land, click here.

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