CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Flathead Land Trust

A crucial public-private collaboration to conserve a key habitat corridor threatened by development.

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Flathead Land Trust PROJECT BRIEF

West of Glacier National Park, the Flathead Valley is one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. As new houses and roads sprout forth, remaining habitat needs protection, particular in corridor areas that link the park’s wildlands with those farther west.

With open space filling up, Flathead Land Trust is leading a vital collaboration to conserve 772 acres along the Flathead River. In collaboration with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Bad Rock Canyon Project will conserve this vital riparian habitat for bears, fish, migratory birds and countless other species. It will also secure public access, with the site becoming a new State Wildlife Management Area.

Flathead Land Trust at a Glance

  • Local land trust in Flathead Valley, one of the country's fastest-developing regions
  • Vital Ground supporting Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project led by FLT
  • Public-private collaboration will conserve 772 crucial acres along Flathead River
  • Key connectivity habitat for grizzlies will become new state wildlife management area