posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 05:16 PM
In 1994 Canada and the United States decided to close the border along the Flathead River. The crossing is made by a dirt road that begins north of
Whitefish Montana, goes north along the West side of the United Nations Glacier - Waterton International Peace Park crossing the boarder and
continuing northward through a remote and beautiful portion of South East British Columbia now called the Flathead Provincial Forest.
A movement exists in Canada to have this land designated as National Park land and either incorporated into Waterton or Akamina-Kishinena Provincial
Park. If this were to happen the land would be protected, as it is a region that is home to the largest concentration of wildlife such as bears,
mountain lions and other animals. The air is super clean and the water is absolutely crystal clear. In short the land is totally untouched and
Further research shows that just north of the border a plan is underway for British Petroleum to mine coal and drill for natural gas at the expense of
the clean water. It is feared that sediment from the operation would run down the Flathead and the silt would plug up the river bed like a huge slick
of glue not allowing the water to sink down through the bed and purify itself naturally. In short, the water would become extremely polluted.
Could it be this is why they closed the border between British Columbia and Montana at this location? Could it be they don't want people driving
down from Fernie and Kimberly, or up from Kalispel and Whitefish poking their nose around and seeing for themselves just how beautiful and valuable
this land truly is. Because once you've been there you can't help but want to preserve it.
Here's a picture of the beautiful surrounding area:
Here's a link to get you started on the drilling plans of the BP: