Protection of the second largest privately held parcel in Glacier National Park is nearing completion. NPT and its partner, the Trust for Public Land have been advocating jointly to protect this parcel. With help from Montana Senator Jon Tester, funds have been allocated to acquire the 120-acre property, which is located in the southwest border of the park along the Middle Fork of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River. This river valley attracts hikers, equestrian riders, rafters, and anglers. In addition to securing recreation access, the tract will protect a significant wildlife habitat zone between the national park and the Great Bear Wilderness in the Flathead National Forest and is part of NPS' Crown of the Continent initiative.
Several steps need to be completed before the property can be transferred to the National Park Service, but the property is well on its way to being protected within the park in perpetuity.