The Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) and grizzly bear recovery zone is located in Northwest Montana. This one of two of the largest grizzly bear populations found in the lower 48 and is connected to Canada. Southern expansion of this population has resulted in grizzly bears on the fringes of Missoula. Whether you are recreating in the Blackfoot Valley or the Rattlesnake you should always think “grizzly” and be prepared. Grizzly bears sightings and reports that come in through our website are often associated with grizzly bears from this population.
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