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Flathead River Valley, near the Montana-Canada border.

This is the wildest valley in the lower 48 states - it's home to the highest density of grizzly bears in the mainland US, a critical habitat and travel zone for many other species, an international biosphere reserve, and a core piece of the Crown of the Continent – one of barely a dozen completely intact natural ecosystems left on the planet. Just a few years ago this area was under threat by entities pushing for a mountain top removal coal mining operation to extract coal for Chinese steel plants. But thanks to the work of the Nature Conservancy, multiple state and federal lawmakers, regional native tribes, and the Canadian government, agreements were reached that kept the wildness preserved. Mining and drilling is now permanently barred on 430,000 acres adjacent to Glacier National Park.

TAGS: Montana, Mountains, Nps100

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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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© Allison Tenn.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 40mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Polebridge, Montana, United States of America