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Flathead National Forest
2013-12-24 10:55:40

The Flathead National Forest is a national forest located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Montana. It covers 2,404,935 acres of which about 1 million acres is designated wilderness. It gets its name from the Flathead Indians who resided in the area. The forest can be found in the Rocky Mountains with elevations ranging from 4,500 to 8,500 feet. The forest offers habitat for about...

Gallatin National Forest
2013-11-27 15:54:29

The Gallatin National Forest was founded in 1899 and is located in south-central Montana, United States. The forest makes up 1,819,515 acres and has parts of both the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wilderness areas within its boundaries. Gallatin National Forest borders the Yellowstone National Park on the north and the northwest and is a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a region...

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
2013-11-22 11:53:36

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest of the National Forests in Montana of the United States. Covering 3.36 million acres, this forest is broken into 9 separate sections and extends across 8 counties in the southwestern region of the state. President Theodore Roosevelt gave a name to the two forests in 1908 and they merged in 1996. The forest headquarters are found in Dillon,...

Bitterroot National Forest
2013-11-22 11:33:19

Bitterroot National Forest is made up of 1.587 million acres in west-central Montana and eastern Idaho, of the United States. It is located mostly in Ravalli County, Montana, but also as acreage in Idaho County, Idaho, and Missoula County, Montana. As it was founded in 1898, it is located in the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet along the Salmon River...

Lewis and Clark National Forest
2013-11-21 12:51:20

Lewis and Clark National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in western-central areas of Montana. This forest holds 1,863,788 acres of land that is dived into two districts known as the Jefferson Division, which holds eastern areas of the forest and allows farm and timber leases, and the western Rocky Mountain Division, which focuses on the conservation of many designated...

John R Jack Horner
2013-10-14 13:35:47

John R. “Jack” Horner (born June 15, 1946) is an American paleontologist known for his research on dinosaur growth, and for discovering evidence that some dinosaurs nested and cared for their young.  He is perhaps the most famous paleontologist due to his role as technical advisor for all three Jurassic Park films, and his providing inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant, the film's lead...

Custer National Forest
2013-10-14 10:37:59

Custer National Forest is mostly located in the state of Montana, with some areas located in South Dakota. This national forest is comprised of ten sections that equal 1,188,130 acres of land, which are separated into three ranger districts known as Ashland, Beartooth, and Sioux. It was created on March 2, 1907 as Otter National Forest, but was renamed in 1908 as Custer National Forest. In...

Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger...

Montana Valley And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet...

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the...

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