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Coalbed Methane Gas & Coal Mining Development in Flathead River Basin

The Latest On: Coalbed Methane Gas & Coal Mining Development in Flathead River Basin

July 17, 2014 | Photos

Images from the Crown of the Continent

The Crown of the Continent ecosystem serves as a critical refuge for grizzly bears, wolverines, and more. Conservationist Gene Sentz shares his photos of the ten-million acre expanse of land whose untouched wilderness harkens back to the days of Lewis & Clark.

March 25, 2011 | Feature

Crown of the Continent: Taming the Wild West

The "Crown of the Continent" ecosystem is one of the largest undeveloped landscapes remaining in the country, containing some of the most spectacular scenery and intact wildlife populations in the United States. But climate change is now dramatically altering this region, one of America's last wild places.

March 25, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Tim Preso on Wildlife of the Crown of the Continent

Earthjustice is working to protect some of the threatened species in the Crown and elsewhere in the northern Rockies. Listen to Earthjustice Attorney Tim Preso speak about the importance of wolverines and other iconic wildlife to the region.

March 25, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Tim Preso on the Crown of the Continent

Over the past decade, Earthjustice Attorney Tim Preso has spearheaded Earthjustice's work to protect the wild, relatively untouched area known as the Crown of the Continent. Tim talks about the ongoing work to protect the 10 million acre ecosystem that stretches from Northern Montana into Canada.

March 24, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Climate Change in Glacier National Park

Over the past 15 years, Dan Fagre has worked to understand how climate change will affect mountain ecosystems such as Glacier National Park, the cornerstone of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem and a major focus of Earthjustice's litigation. Scientists like Fagre predict that, due to rising temperatures, Glacier National Park will be glacier free by 2020. Listen to an audio interview with Dan.

September 14, 2010 | Feature

Coal Mine To Emit Worst Greenhouse Gas

On Colorado’s western slope near the small town of Paonia, two of the world’s worst sources of global warming emissions are locked deep below roadless forest lands next to the West Elk Wilderness.

May 24, 2010 | Feature

Dazzling Flathead Valley Preserved From Development

In dramatic victories for conservation, the governments of British Columbia and Montana have signed an agreement to ban all mining and energy development on public lands in the transboundary North Fork of the Flathead River valley.

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