Longtime listeners to the Morning Show know I've always supported the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. In fact, Executive Director Penelope Pierce was the first guest I booked to the show.

In speaking with, Executive Director Pierce, she explained:

I'm always humbled by the families that want their land to be protected for future generations. And further humbled the Gallatin Valley Land Trust can provide the vehicle to do so. But it's honestly, the families.

With that brief background, it brought a smile to my face when I received the following press release that reads, in part:

In partnership with the Toohey family, we have finalized our 100th conservation easement, protecting 959 acres of prime farmland from subdivision and development.

Most valley residents will recognize the property, located just north of Bozeman off Springhill Rd. The property stretches from wetlands along the East Gallatin River all the way up to mule deer winter range in the Bridger foothills.  The property also includes the access road to the popular Middle Cottonwood Trail.

Congratulations, Gallatin Valley Land Trust!