We've been closely tracking what's happening up in the Flathead Valley in Southeastern British Columbia, where in February, a ban was placed on mining and energy development.
But that ban was only part of protecting this wild and beautiful section of North America. Conservation Alliance grantee Sierra Club of British Columbia has been working hard to create a National Park in the south eastern one-third of the Flathead River Valley, to fill in the missing piece of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Well, good news! At the recent G8 and G20 summits, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper deliberated over B.C.'s precious Flathead Valley. Now, there's an international conservation agreement in the works for the American and Canadian Flathead River watershed – a Rocky Mountain hotspot for animals that straddles the Montana-British Columbia border.
Check out the White House's official statement on the issue here.
Let's keep this cause moving forward! Learn how you can help by visiting Sierra Club of BC's website.