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Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Logo, bluebunch wheatgrass inside the outline of Montana.The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is a grassroots voluntary effort to enhance private grazing lands.

Approximately 70 percent of Montana is made up of rangeland and pasturelands, making grazing lands Montana's largest natural resource. In Montana alone, there are more than 40 million acres of privately owned grazing lands.

State grazing lands coalitions promote voluntary technical assistance to landowners and managers, as well as an increased emphasis on grazing land research and education. The Montana GLCI identifies priority issues, finds solutions, and works to effect change on private grazing land.

Private Grazing Lands Produce Multiple Benefits


  • Strengthen Partnerships
  • Promote Voluntary Actions
  • Respect Private Property Rights
  • Encourage Diversification to Achieve Multiple Benefits
  • Emphasize Training, Education, and Increase Public Awareness

Cowboy Up with Conservation logo.

Cowboy Up with Conservation. It Can Save Your Grass.

Learn more about GLCI and receive a grazing lands conservation packet. Please include your full name, street address, city, state, and zip code. You can also request a packet by mailing the same information to:

Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
P.O. Box 425
Bozeman, MT 59771-0425

It's easy. It's important. And it's free.

Information About Montana GLCI

Montana GLCI Projects and Activities

Montana GLCI Funding Opportunities


Kirt Walstad, Acting State Rangeland Management Specialist
10 East Babcock Street
Federal Building, Room 443
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-6782
E-mail: Kirt Walstad

Carla Lawrence
dba Carla at the Ranch
270 Boyd Cooney Dam Road
Roberts, MT 59070
Phone: 406-749-6280
E-mail: Carla Lawrence