Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Riverdale Ranch Conservation Easement

Photo of Riverdale Ranch PropertyProject Name: Riverdale Ranch Conservation Easement

Sponsor: Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Year: 2008

Grant Amount: $100,000

Total Project Cost: $1.1 million

Project: The presence of native shrub species, from snowberry to willow, make the Riverdale Ranch property blaze with color during the Spring and Summer months. Located along the Missouri River, the area features 240 acres of riparian habitat and 410 acres of sprawling dryland cropland with 200 acres of grasslands that provide white-tail deer, turkey, pheasant and other game birds habitat. Lofty cottonwoods serve as critical nesting territory for bald eagles.

Purpose: Preserve and protect the conservation values of the property and provide public recreational hunting access.

The diverse terrain of the 850-acre Riverdale Ranch property provides important habitat for a variety of native species. With the help of funds provided by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Habitat Montana Program, a conservation easement has been purchased by Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The land will provide winter grazing for native wildlife by converting former dryland crop land back to native shrub grassland. Access to the Missouri River on the property and public hunting of local game birds are permitted in the area.

Directions: Located 5 miles south of Ulm, Montana, north of Cascade, Montana. Follow Old US Highway 91 going south from Ulm about 5 miles.

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: