Northern Rockies

Encompassing high peaks and low fertile valleys, the Northern Rockies includes the transboundary Crown of the Continent and regions of critical connectivity in the High Divide and Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This region is one of the last strongholds for grizzly bears, wolverine, Montana arctic grayling, and trumpeter swans in the continental U.S. and contains the only free-ranging bison herd in the U.S. to survive extirpation. Among the most notable successes WCS has championed in this region are the creation of Path of the Pronghorn, the first federally recognized wildlife migration corridor in the United States; rigorous studies that articulated the vast swaths of land needed to support  wolverines; and collaborating with the Blackfeet Nation to restore free-ranging bison on their Indigenous lands. Despite these conservation successes, the area has one of the fastest rates of fragmentation and dewilding in the United States. We will continue to increase support for thriving wildlife and protect connectivity, enhance human-grizzly co-existence, and support rural communities as they steward and protect private lands.

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Photo Credit: ©Kelsey Pazera


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