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Places We Protect

One of the most spectacular areas of Montana is the Flathead Valley located next to Glacier National Park and a gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.

At the head of the great Columbia River system, the Flathead area is defined by the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, Flathead Lake, and the 3 forks of the Flathead River – the North Fork, the South Fork and the Middle Fork.

Incredible scenery, clean water, and wildlife populations that are the envy of those not living here and treasured by those that do. The Flathead has also been “discovered” and has experienced some of the highest population growth rates in the State.

Our challenge is to maintain those characteristics of the area that make the Flathead special and unique and a continued treasure for future generations. We seek to provide a balance with exponential growth in our rural countryside and those values we cherish – clean water, rural character, scenic views, unparalleled wildlife, and access to recreation.

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We meet this challenge by assisting landowners and the community in identifying those treasures that make the Flathead special and finding ways to protect the lands that support these values. The following video provides insight into our work:


Flathead Valley
Protecting Flathead Valley