Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Oyler Ranch Conservation Easement

Photo of Oyler Ranch PropertyProject Name: Oyler Ranch Conservation Easement

Sponsor: The Trust for Public Land and Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Year: 2006

Grant Amount: $190,000

Total Project Cost: $3,300,000

Project: The land on either side of the West Gallatin River, one mile southwest of Manhattan, Montana, is any outdoor enthusiasts dream. With approximately 587 acres of grasslands and sensational views of the Bridger Mountain Range, the Oyler property is one of the best riparian wildlife habitats in the Gallatin Valley. Whether you’re looking for white tail deer or one of the nearly 20 different species of neotropical migrant birds, this property is exceptional.

Purpose: Conserve key fisheries and riparian habitat, and ensure public access for public hunting, fishing and recreation.

Funding from the Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust and other partners, helped purchase a conservation easement that protects local fisheries and allows the public unique access to over 250 acres of land along the Gallatin River through private lands that wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of the Oyler family.

Directions: Between Three Forks, Montana and Bozeman, southwest of Manhattan, Montana off of W Dry Creek Road.

Restrictions: Contact project sponsor for specific restrictions regarding this property.




Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 1993
Helena, MT 59624
Phone: 406-897-2580 or Email: