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Vital Ground and Quinn family establish conservation easement


January 16, 2020

Kevin Rhoades, Vital Ground

Vital Ground's new easement with the Quinn Family secures 200 acres in permanent conservation near Condon, Mont. Part of the larger Elk Flats Neighbors Project, the agreement protects crucial linkage habitat in the Swan Valley, helping grizzly bears and other wildlife move safely between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges.

SWAN VALLEY - In Montana's Swan Valley, grizzly bears, wolverine, moose and wolves cross the roads and backyards that lie between mountain ranges. Separating the Mission Mountains and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the rural valley is both a crucial wildlife corridor and a blueprint for collaborative conservation.

Two hundred acres in the heart of the Swan are now protected forever as open space and habitat after The Vital Ground Foundation completed a conservation easement with the Quinn Family on Friday. With Missoula County and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks contributing funds to the p...

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