Here’s a nice Valentine’s Day gift, posted in today’s Missoulian . . .
A deal to protect the North Fork of the Flathead River from gold and coal development has been sealed with a $10 million contribution from private conservation groups, Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced on Monday.
The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. and Canadian organizations have agreed to pay for the expenses of two Canadian mining firms that were exploring the upper reaches of the river drainage in British Columbia. That branch of the Flathead River runs along the western border of Glacier National Park where it enters the United States.