Landowner Assistance Program
Active stewardship by landowners is critical to ensure the health of both private property and public lands in and around Big Sky.
The Alliance provides landowners with the tools and resources to address invasive plants using best management practices and adaptive management strategies.
From those we've helped
Jennifer was amazing, this free service is outstanding. I cannot say enough about how incredible it is that we have this free resource at our fingertips. Wish other homeowners in Big Sky realized what is available to them and would utilize it. Some owners just don't seem to care about noxious weeds. We do - thank you
for all you do!!
The Alliance is such a valuable resource. Their help has let us become more independent and educated in how to address invasive species in our property and in the neighborhood.
Beyond diagnosing problems and outlining solutions, Jen provides a spectrum of options to consider and the respective pros and cons of
each. The result is a comprehensive strategy for
managing noxious weeds, along with promoting desirable native plants. With each visit over the years, she monitors my progress and identifies new priorities in my quest for a beautiful, healthy native landscape.
The greater Big Sky area is approximately 50,000 acres of private land which is parceled out to thousands of individual landowners.
The lack of resource management knowledge combined with
the nature of a resort community (high turnover rates of property ownership, non-resident ownership, and development of vacant land) creates an environment conducive
to invasive species
invasion and spread.
To address this, the Alliance
works to empower landowners
to manage invasive species
on their own properties
through free one-on-one site visits.
We provide landowners with the tools and resources to
execute ecologically based
invasive species management
using best management practices and adaptive management strategies.