Flathead Wild has been working for over a decade to defend the globally significant rivers, water quality and ecological values of the Flathead and Elk Valleys, and to maintain the critical wildlife connectivity corridor through the transboundary Rocky Mountains. We envision a network of core protected areas, connected by wildlife corridors that allow free movement of wildlife from one area to another.
What have we accomplished?
- Brought the campaign to the world stage, garnering international attention with a special UNESCO mission in 2010 and report recommending increased protection for the Flathead Valley
- Secured a legislated ban on oil and gas development and mining in the BC portion of the Flathead valley in 2011, and in the Montana portion of the valley in 2014
- Held four bioblitzes across the region to contribute to the state of knowledge of these ecosystems, creating an inventory of plants, birds, mammals, insects, and more
- Helped bring to light the extremely high and growing levels of toxic selenium in the Elk River, and encouraged government and the mining industry to commit to a plan that will see the levels reduced.
What can you do?
We couldn’t have achieved any of these successes without the support of people from Canada and around the world who stand with us to defend these globally significant landscapes, waterways, and wildlife populations. You can help protect the future for the wildlife who roam this incredible place by taking action today.
Add your voice to the 20,000+ people who support our call for a protected, connected Southern Rockies region.