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Practicing Conservation in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley as a Model for Conservation

Our primary area of responsibility is restoring, enhancing and managing Teller’s 1,200 diverse acres encompassing rich farmland, upland habitats for wildlife, and a complex riparian system along the Bitterroot River. Our collective goal is to develop and expand our conservation education program.

Today, Teller is a growing non-profit organization governed by a diverse volunteer Board of Trustees. A small, professional staff manages the day-to-day operations, implements the Board-approved Strategic Plan and insures delivery of the mission "to inspire, educate and demonstrate conservation in action."

Teller accomplishes its mission through support from a variety of sources, locally, regionally, and nationwide. These charitable donations and support come from individual contributions, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and the dedicated volunteers who contribute across Teller operations. All are vital to the success and continuation of our mission.

With sustainable financial resources, Teller Wildlife Refuge will:

  • Execute ongoing wildlife habitat enhancement projects
  • Manage and continue restoration of its wetlands and streams
  • Expand our conservation education program
  • Complete capital improvements and facilities enhancement
  • Serve as a conservation model for others to follow