Gates Watson

Montana and Northwest Director, Conservation Acquisition


Gates WatsonGates is the Fund's Montana and Northwest Director.  He has been with the Fund since 2001, during which time he's led the protection of over 100,000 acres of land across the State.  Before joining the Fund, Gates started an outdoor adventure program for inner city children in Pittsburgh.  A Pennsylvania native, he holds a business degree from Pittsburgh's Duquesne University.

Contact: gwatson@conservationfund.org   Phone: 406-541-8555   Office: Montana

Featured Projects

Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

In the 1880s, the prospect of copper drew miners to what would eventually become the town of Anaconda in...
Rocky Mountain Front

Rocky Mountain Front

Where Montana’s dramatic peaks give way to the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain Front forms a landscape unlike...
Gallatin Valley Land Trust; Montana

Gallatin Valley Land Trust; Montana

Popular for its trails, beaches, fishing access, dog park and climbing boulder, the 16-acre Bozeman Pond Park sits in...

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Traveler

Traveler's Rest

As a legacy to the nation and in honor of the extraordinary journey of Lewis and Clark, The Conservation...
Meeteetse Spires in the Beartooth Mountains

Meeteetse Spires in the Beartooth Mountains

In early 2010 we completed the second and final phase of a land conservation project that adds 560 acres...
Greater Yellowstone Area

Greater Yellowstone Area

Larger than the state of West Virginia, the Greater Yellowstone Area stretches 18 million acres across Wyoming, Montana and...
Flathead River

Flathead River

The Fund facilitated the purchase of more than 240 acres along the main stem of the Flathead River, just...
Elkhorn Mountains

Elkhorn Mountains

The Elkhorn Mountains stretch across 300,000 acres, stand 9,000-feet tall and contain some of the most important and vulnerable...
Circle R Ranch

Circle R Ranch

Scenic ranches along the West’s great rivers rarely come onto the market—and even more rarely become publicly owned. The...