These Montana State lands, between Fox Farm Road and the Missouri River, are directly adjacent to the  City of Great Falls. They are in danger of being developed in the near future.  Development, probably a combination of leased and fee sale, is the preferred option by the State of Montana since this property is “state school trust lands.” It is a state law that requires that the maximum income possible be derived to benefit the state school system.  This is the last piece of public land available for preservation in the vicinity of Fox Farm and Flood Roads.


We got an appraisal last fall, as required by the State of MT. We only have until AUGUST 23rd to raise the needed $1million to buy the conservation easement.
We really need your support now to save this beautiful land!

Help Us Keep
This Land Open
For Everyone!

We only have until August 23, 2024
to reach our $
1million goal!
Make your TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution today.
really need your help now!

Please Donate Now

By clicking on the donate button below, you are donating DIRECTLY to the Missouri River Open Lands Preservation account. Thank You!

Please make your contribution by check payable to Missouri River Open Lands Preservation.
If you send a check, please also send an email through the Contact form on this website so we can add you to our email list.  Thanks.

Mailing Address is:

Missouri River Open Lands Preservation

c/o First Interstate Bank

12  3rd St. NW

Great Falls, MT  59404

We will not be able to keep this land as open space without your help now.

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There is an alternative to development that YOU can help us with.  If we work together we can acquire the funds necessary so the land will remain as open space.  We will need to get as many individuals, groups, agencies and businesses to support this effort to help us raise between $500,000 and $1 million that the land will likely be appraised for.  We hope the majority of the funds will come from a special open space grant program but to rank high we need lots of letters of support and cash donations to make sure we reach that goal.

If you are willing to help – contact the Missouri River Open Space Preservation to get involved.


Fox Farm State Lands

1.    The state lands between Fox Farm Road and the Missouri River should be dedicated and preserved as open space for the present and future generations of residents throughout the Great Falls region.

2.    This site should be a destination area for recreational and educational activities while smart growth occurs around it.

3.    This land should be used for education purposes because of its status as virgin prairie, its unique historical and cultural worth and its diverse animal habitat.