Madison Valley - Historic Marker

350
https://www.ultimatemontana.com/media/com_jbusinessdirectory/pictures/companies/121/cropped-1615422589.jpeg

McAllister 59729,Bozeman Area

Map Location

Categories:
Things to SeeHistorical Markers/Interpretive Sign
Keywords:
General info

Location: On scenic view turnout just south of McAllister on Hwy. 287

Settlement of the Madison Valley followed on the heels of the Gold Rush to Alder Gulch in the mid 1860s. Homesteaders grazed their livestock in the lush meadows of the valley and surrounding mountains, raising beef and mutton to feed the miners.

Today, in addition to meat production, these ranches serve another important ecological rolemaintaining open space and a place for wildlife to prosper.

Thousands of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, and other smaller animals live, eat, and migrate through the valley. While public lands of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest provide protected habitat in the mountains surrounding the valley, ranch lands of the valley bottom provide essential food, security, and freedom of movement for many animals, particularly in winter.

One of the greatest threats to wildlife is the loss of this critical habitat to human encroachment. As ranches are subdivided, the open space and abundant food supply these area ranches provide are lost.

About Us

Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive information site for the state of Montana. We welcome public input and comments.

Contact

1627 W. Main #447
Bozeman, MT 59715

Contact Us

Created with love by New Times Media Corporation

We're New Times Media - a friendly and fun group of people. At New Times Media we love to share anything and everything we know about the great state of Montana, so we created this site to make learning about our state as easy as possible. Our site is free to use and has the simplest possible user interface.

Privacy policy:

We use Google Analytics for site usage analytics. Your IP address is saved on our web server, but it's not associated with any personally identifiable information. We want you to enjoy and benefit from our site without worrying about who is tracking you (OK, so Google might track you, but that’s not us!)

Terms of service: the legal stuff

By using our site you agree to our Terms of service. TLDR: You don't need an account to use our site. Our site is free of charge and you can use it as much as you want. You need an account if you wish to list your business or control your business information. You can't do illegal or shady things with a business listing on our site. We may block your access to your page(s), if we find out you're doing something bad. Share anything you see, but don’t use our stuff for your own use without permission from us. We’re not liable for your actions and we offer no warranty. We may revise our terms at any time.