Flathead River Valley Fast Facts:
- One of the most biologically important places on the planet
- Some of the purest water on the planet; scientists use it as a benchmark for what clean water is
- Highest density of Grizzly Bears in the interior of North America
- It is home to all the native north american carnivore species
- As rich in plant species as the Okavango Delta or the Serengeti
- Nobody lives in the Flathead! It has never been permanently settled and is the last of its kind in Southern Canada.
- A critical link for animals moving north and south through the Rocky Mountains from Montana's Glacier National Park to Canada's Rocky Mountain parks like Banff and Jasper
- Despite the ban on Flathead mining and energy development announced by the B.C. government in February 2010, the Flathead is still urgently in need of permanent protection. Logging, trophy hunting of grizzlies and other animals, increased road access, and quarrying still threaten the Flathead and its remarkable wildlife.
With your help, the Flathead Wild team is working to create a National Park in the southeastern one-third of B.C.’s Flathead River Valley and a Wildlife Management Area in the rest of the valley and adjoining habitat.