Water-wise. Fire-safe. Ecosystem-friendly. What do these terms mean, and how do they define steps the community should be taking to ensure a more resilient and sustainable future for our water resources?

Introducing the theory behind Alpenscapes, a partnership among Big Sky organizations dedicated to a future that encompasses all of the practices and principles that point to smarter landscaping and thriving landscapes.

Alpenscapes is the collaboration between four community organization partners—Gallatin River Task Force, Big Sky SNO, Grow Wild and the Big Sky Fire Department. This program takes a proactive look at our landscapes and the fundamental impact they have on our ecosystems.

Water conservation and sustainability is the focus of Alpenscapes. The Gallatin River Task Force has identified water conservation as a priority for many years, launching the Big Sky Water Conservation Program in 2016 to address concerns for a growing Big Sky and its simultaneously diminishing water supply.

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