OLCMissoula County contains a diverse mix of forests, grass lands, agricultural lands and water resources. These important resources are spread across private and public land, connect to large, intact ecosystems and contain vibrant communities. Our program is focused on connecting communities, private landowners, local organizations and agencies with resources and opportunities to conserve these important resources. Many of the tools we use to accomplish this work came about as a direct result of the Missoula County Open Lands Working Group, which produced a report and recommendations to the Missoula Board of County Commissioners in 2006.


PartnershipsOLC Partnership

Our work is done in partnership with a variety of groups ranging from community groups to federal agencies. This includes funding voluntary conservation efforts through the Open Space Bond program, managing the natural resources in County Parks, and working with partners to restore ecosystem health.


Land Stewardship Award

Landowners and residents throughout Missoula County are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a difference. Read over the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.LandStewardship-Thisted

We are always looking for exemplary stewards to be recognized in our annual award program. Do you know a neighbor who’s doing great work restoring, protecting, or enhancing land and natural resources? Could other landowners, residents, organizations and agencies learn from their work? 

Let us know by contacting Kali Becher or filling out a nomination form.

Read more about past Land Steward Awardees.


Learn more about…

The Open Space Bond Program

Restoration Projects

Noxious Weed Grants