The region's rich natural resource base attracts a wide diversity of stakeholders. Durable conservation harnesses the passion and knowledge of people that live, work, and play on the landscape. We promote collaborative and community-based conservation and provide a place at the table for anyone interested in participating in natural resource management.

SVC leads the Swan Lands Coordinating Network, that brings together over 20 agency partners, non-governmental organizations, private landowners, and other stakeholders to devise and implement strategies to meet our collective conservation goals in the Swan Watershed. We also provide leadership within the Southwest Crown Collaborative, a group that secured and is now overseeing a ten-year investment of $40M in restoration work across the Swan-Seeley-Blackfoot region of Montana. Restoration projects focus on fish and wildlife habitat, forest condition, and watershed health. Other examples of our collaborative work include winter field monitoring of forest carnivores in partnership with the Southwest Crown Collaborative, preserving key bull trout habitat with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and securing financial assistance for the US Forest Service to implement water quality restoration and monitor native fish populations.

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