Open Space

Land and Partnerships

North Hills

The City of Missoula maintains over 4,000 acres of open space, or conservation lands, on Mount Jumbo, Mount Sentinel, the North Hills, South Hills and the Tower Street Conservation Area. The city partners with the U.S. Forest Service, the University of Montana, the Bureau of Land Management, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, and private landowners to provide access and recreational opportunities for all citizens.


  • Land Management and Trails: Conservation Lands Manager Morgan Valliant, 406-552-6263
  • Open Space and Park Acquisition: Open Space Program Manager Elizabeth Erickson, 406-552-6267

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