About Heart of the Rockies Initiative

The Heart of the Rockies Initiative is a land trust partnership working together to conserve clean water, 
iconic Western landscapes, and the communities that depend on them. 

The Heart of the Rockies Initiative is a land trust partnership that works to conserve both continentally significant ecological values at the landscape scale and community values that are prized locally. This partnership provides strategic vision, the latest science, and international cooperation to the strong collaborative work being done by 24 land trusts, protecting critical habitats and private ranch, farm and timberlands in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.

East Gallatin River. Courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust. By Kestrel Aerial.
We achieve our “all-lands” vision by providing a collaborative structure that brings
both public land and private land stakeholders together to deliver science-based
conservation planning and to collaboratively build conservation capacity and 
capital funding.


For more information, check out our website at www.heart-of-rockies.org


To contact our staff:

Michael Whitfield, Executive Director      michael@heart-of-rockies.org

Bray Beltran, Science Coordinator          bray@fvlt.org

JoAnn Grant, Program Associate             joann@heart-of-rockies.org

















East Gallatin River. Courtesy of Gallatin Valley Land Trust. By Kestrel Aerial.