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This is not the first land protection buy-up in the Rockies by the Swiss billionaire-

This purchase seems to be a very good thing for conservation of the Montana landscape, but I’d bet this post will stir up a lot of debate about billionaires buying land (or maybe just about billionaires and why there are […]

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WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY: It brokered a BLM deal to protect the desert acres that are now being opened to development.

Group sees ‘violation of trust’ By JANET ZIMMERMAN The Press-Enterprise

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Roger Lang donated close to $4 million for conservation in the Madison Valley – hopes to eventually conserve one million acres

Sun Ranch Owner Donates Millions Toward Madison Valley Conservation. By Lucia Stewart. New West.

Note this is a new link above to replace the now dead one from the Bozeman Chronicle. RM

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Several months ago, we discussed the land purchase opportunities posed by the current real estate slump.  Now here is a new article about the matter.

Real estate slump is a boon to conservation deals. AP.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey