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The work of the Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance is proudly collaborative. We work together because we believe it’s the right thing to do and because it gets results.

Minimizing Grizzly Conflict in the Ruby Valley

Addressing Wildlife Conflict 

The viability of grizzly bears depends on keeping working ranches and public lands intact. We are working to secure connected, sustainable populations of grizzly bear while minimizing conflict and supporting the ranching operations that keep corridors and valley bottoms free of development. 

Sustaining our Wilderness Traditions

The Ruby Valley Alliance developed an agreement that will result in strong conservation protections to preserve wilderness character while balancing the outdoor livelihoods that are intertwined with our wild places.

Public lands grazing in the Ruby Valley
Ranching traditions in the Ruby Valley

Maintaining Open Space 

As conservationists and owners of multi-generation family ranches, we recognize the importance of the area’s working ranches in supporting wildlife habitat and open space. We are striving to maintain working lands through conservation programs and easements.

Clean Water and Fishing Access 

Montanans depend on cold, clear water. We seek to ensure that rivers and watersheds are healthy for drinking and agricultural uses, native fish habitat, recreational activities, and local river-reliant businesses.

Fishing access and clean water in the Ruby Valley
Collaboration in the Ruby Valley

Policy and Advocacy

By focusing on shared interests and common goals, we are able to work toward a unified vision for the future of the Ruby Valley. Management of public lands is one of our central concerns, and we are dedicated to developing and advocating for long-term solutions to our shared challenges.

Education and Outreach

The RVSA has worked together to develop resources for the community to learn more about the Ruby watershed and the issues and values of this place. Check out our films here.  

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