Glacier National Park in Montana shares boundaries with Canada, an
and a national
of the Flathead
the park also borders
about 17,000 acres of private
is an important
and migratory routes
endangered species that frequent the park. These private lands are
essentially the only ones available for development in the region.
With encouragement from the park, local landowners initiated a land use
of the North Fork. The park is
in an inter
managing agencies to
work together and with the more than 400 private owners in the area. A draft plan has been prepared, with objective of maintaining traditional economic uses but limiting new development that would damage park resources. Voluntary action by landowners, in cooperation with the park and the county, is helping to restrict small lot subdivisions, maintain wildlife corridors, and minimize any harmful impact on the environment.
The willingness of local landowners to participate in this protection
effort may have been stimulated by concerns that congress would impose
a legislative solution. Nevertheless, many local residents want to retain the existing character of the area. Meetings between park officials and landowners have led to a dramatically improved understanding of all
1. The passage mainly discusses______.
A. the endangered species in Glacier National Park
B. the protection of lands surrounding Glacier National Park
C. conservation laws imposed by the state of Montana D. conservation laws imposed by Congress
2. Why are the private lands surrounding Glacier National Park so important?