UPDATE: Under public pressure and opposition from the Regional District and others, the proposal for lodges, cabins, and guided tours in the Flathead wilderness has been withdrawn!
You can still take action to protect the Flathead by signing our petition for permanent protection.
Deep 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.
B.C.’s Flathead River Valley, a huge unsettled backcountry area bordering on Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, is home to internationally significant biodiversity ranging from the densest population of grizzlies in inland North America to invertebrates, bats, flowering plants and much more. For decades, locals and conservationists from both sides of the border have worked to officially protect this part of the Flathead Valley as a wilderness area—not for humans, but for nature.
Two lodges, 22 cabins and regular guided tours year-round would bring hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists into the very heart of this wilderness.
Please send a message today to key decision makers in the BC Government standing up against this proposal. Send a message to the leaders of BC’s political leaders standing up for grizzlies, wolverines and goats. Send a message to Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski to keep some of our last remaining southern wilderness wild.