EJ Porth is the communications and outreach director at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust in Bozeman, MT. In 2017/2018, EJ worked with land trust partners, County Commissioners and the community to successfully pass a levy which renewed funding for the county’s Open Lands Program. Since its inception in 2000, the Gallatin County Open Lands Program has provided $20 million in funding to protect over 50 properties covering more than 50,000 acres of working lands, water and habitat. Taxpayer dollars have been stretched and matched at a rate of 5 to 1. November’s passage of the levy secures an additional $20 million over the next 15 years for private land conservation in a quickly growing county.
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- C13. Not Red or Blue But Green: How to Get Billions for Conservation
October 12, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM