By Constanza von der Pahlen, Flathead River to Lake Initiative and Flathead Lakers.

A beautiful wooden boat restored by Greg McCormick, Polson, is for sale through an online auction to benefit the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project. The 1953 Century Resorter, an 18′ boat, is ready to float Flathead Lake!

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The Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project will conserve almost 800 acres of exceptional and strategically important habitat for wildlife at a focal point of landscape connectivity at the mouth of Bad Rock Canyon, a geographic pinch point where the Flathead River flows through a narrow canyon between the Swan and Whitefish mountain ranges just east of Columbia Falls. The project will add to a 12,000-acre network of conserved riparian lands that protect the healthy function and excellent water quality in 43 miles of the Flathead River and Flathead Lake, and provide prime riparian for both resident and migrating Flathead birds.

The Flathead Lakers, the Flathead Land Trust, and other partners in the Flathead River to Lake Initiative, have committed to raise $500,000 by August 2021 to help MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks purchase this amazing 800-acre property. The Flathead River to Lake Initiative is a partnership of local non-profits and government agencies that works to conserve the critical lands of the Flathead Valley. Flathead Audubon is one of the partners. The funding raised will help the partners secure $6.5 million in state and federal grants needed to purchase the property. Learn

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Check out the online auction and this beautiful wooden boat HERE!