Victory for Glacier National Park
Author: teddygirl | Monday May 03, 2010
The following is from the National Parks Conservation Association, an organization is protecting parks for future generations.
While the Winter Olympic games in Vancouver provided athletes from all over the world the opportunity to go for the gold, Glacier National Park won a victory too during an Olympic signing ceremony all its own.
On February 18, 2010, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell signed a historic agreement in Vancouver, British Columbia, that promises to protect the Transboundary Flathead River Valley from all types of mining and oil and gas extraction--forever!
This is great news for Glacier National Park because the wild, unsettled Canadian Flathead Valley is just upstream from Glacier and provides critical habitat for Glacier's wildlife--including grizzly bears, wolverines, elk, and mountain goats.
For more than 35 years, NPCA has worked with conservationists, First Nations, business groups, and community leaders on both sides of the border to stop mining in the Flathead Valley. In fact, it was park activists like you who pushed this effort across the finish line by recently sending more than 50,000 letters and emails to leaders in Canada and the United States, asking for change. That is a win we can all feel proud of.
For more information, visit National Parks Conservation Associations website.