Protect It. Connect It. Defend It!

FlatheadWildMap2017.jpgThe Flathead River Valley, nestled in the Southern Rockies of British Columbia and crossing into Montana, is one of the most biologically important places on the planet. Together with the neighbouring Elk Valley and surrounding landscapes, the Flathead supports an incredible diversity of plants and animals. The region, located within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa people, is a critical corridor in the Yellowstone to Yukon region, key for wildlife movement between world-renowned protected areas like Banff National Park in Canada, and the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park.

Current threats to the region include:

  • Mountaintop removal coal mining
  • Unsustainable forest practices
  • Residential sprawl in critical wildlife corridors
  • Increased motorized access
  • Recreational development
  • Highways and railways
  • Rock quarrying

These threats have serious cumulative impacts on water quality and wildlife habitat, and are putting this important wildlife corridor and its globally significant ecological values at risk.

With your help, Flathead Wild is working to protect core areas to support healthy wildlife populations, and to connect critical corridors that allow free movement of wildlife from one area to another.

Take Action Now!

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Header photo by Garth Lenz

  • From the blog

    New tourism development threatens Flathead wilderness

    Fernie, BC -- The wilderness and wildlife in B.C.’s Southern Rockies are under threat by a new proposal for a long-term tourism operation in one of the most remote corners of the Flathead River Valley, warn conservation groups with the Flathead Wild coalition. The proposed development would involve building backcountry lodges and guest cabins and operating a year-round tourism business right in the heart of one of southern BC’s last remaining wild landscapes, threatening grizzly bears, wolverines, and wildlife of all kinds.

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    Defend the Flathead from Tourism Development

    akamina_adventures.jpegDeep in the far reaches of the BC Flathead Valley, a land use application has been quietly filed for two backcountry lodges, just outside the boundaries of the remote Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park. The lodges, along with 22 cabins, horse corrals and 49 kilometres of trails for guided tours, would fragment core habitat and threaten grizzly bears, wolverines, mountain goats and bighorn sheep roaming between Canada and the US.

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