Sun River

In 2000, Western Rivers Conservancy forever protected a three mile reach of the wild Sun River and over 1,200 acres of wildlife habitat at the base of Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

The Sun River is one of the least developed rivers in Montana and provides high-quality habitat for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.

In recent years, the Sun has become increasingly threatened by rising real estate development along the Rocky Mountain Front. Western Rivers Conservancy's purchase of the Neal Ranch ensured that the land would not be sold for development.

Western Rivers Conservancy conveyed the Neal Ranch to a conservation buyer who placed a conservation easement over the property to ensure permanent protection of this vital wildlife habitat.