The Steel Creek Ranch is located in the Big Hole Valley of southwestern Montana.
Whitetail Creek is part of the Swan River State Forest that was sold to the state.
The Carroll eastment is home to sage grouse, Sprague's pipits, pronghorns, mule deer, swift foxes and ferruginous hawks.
The Steel Creek Ranch abuts the Pioneer Mountains.
The property offers views of the Swan Mountain Range.
The Carroll easement in northern Valley County includes native short grass prairie lands. The Nature Conservancy signed a deal with the landowner, Sterling Carroll, to put more than 7,000 acres of his property in a conservation easement.
Sage grouse gained a guarantee in 2012 that a portion of their brushy prairie habitat in northeastern Montana won’t be developed.