CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Flathead Land Trust

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

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Photo by Lance Schelvan

Hiking in the Rocky Mountains
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Photo by Paul Lueders

Bull trout
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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, particularly in corridor areas that link the park’s wildlands with those farther west. With open space filling up, we supported their 2022 conservation easement in Whitefish, MT, near our very own Tamarack Creek project site.

In previous years, Flathead Land Trust lead a vital collaboration to conserve 772 acres along the Flathead River. In partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Bad Rock Canyon Project will permanently conserve this vital riparian habitat for bears, fish, migratory birds and countless other species. It also secures public access, with the site designated as a 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 a conservation easement near Whitefish
  • Public-private collaboration conserved 772 crucial acres along Flathead River
  • Key connectivity habitat for grizzlies made a new state wildlife management area