Swan Valley Connections is a collaborative conservation and education nonprofit. We collect and share scientific information, coordinate technical and financial assistance to get conservation projects done on the ground; assist landowners with living better on the land through consulting and cost share assistance for forest health, fire resiliency, water quality improvement, and weed management, as well as living better with wildlife with additional cost share assistance for electric fencing and bear-resistant trash containers. We also provide educational opportunities to people of all ages through our K-12 and community programs, but what makes us unique among all the other amazing, collaborative conservation organizations around the state are our experiential college courses accredited through the University of Montana. Our goal is to connect people to one another and to this extraordinary landscape.
Mission: To conserve the intact ecosystems within and surrounding the Swan Valley and to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through collaboration and experiential learning.
Vision: The Swan Watershed remains an intact ecosystem, supports a resilient community that values its natural resources, and serves as a model for enduring stewardship.
from the blog
IMAGES - Top: Students in backcountry - Leah Swartz; Students in forest - Faith Bernstein; Kestrel - Andrea DiNino; Pine Grosbeak - Joost Verboven; SVC Shop - Lauren Kearns