Success Story 2019

Falls Creek Acquisition

Falls Creek, MT Photo: Laura Verhaeghe
Falls Creek Acquisition
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
442 acres protected

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation completed the Falls Creek acquisition, permanently protecting 442 acres along Falls Creek in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. This property includes Falls Creek Trailhead and trail, and 44 acres of riparian habitat along two miles of streams. The previously inaccessible Falls Creek Trail improves access to 26,000 acres of public land used for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and other non-motorized recreation. This area is also prime habitat for sensitive species such as the grizzly bear, hoary bat, Black-backed Woodpecker, Clark’s Nutcracker, and Ferruginous Hawk.  Big game species such as elk, mule and white-tailed deer, black bear and mountain lion live here too. The 442-acre parcel was conveyed to the Forest Service to be managed as part of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.