Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands

WWF Abstract

When explorers Lewis and Clark crossed the high valleys and foothills of this ecoregion in the central Rocky Mountains in 1805 and 1806, they walked among teeming herds of bison, elk, and bighorn sheep. Today's traveler sees considerably fewer of these ungulates (hoofed mammals), but wildlife still abounds. And on a lucky day of hiking, one may hear the bellow of a bull elk or catch a glimpse of a grizzly bear.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Canada, United States
Area:20,159,999 acres (8,158,462 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER