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Rocky Mountain Front
Species of Special Concern
The Rocky Mountain Front is an integral part of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, one of the only remaining areas in the Continental United States with an intact assemblage of large mammalian carnivores. Grizzly bear, gray wolf, wolverine, and lynx, all considered rare or endangered in the U.S., still occur here. Rare birds found along the Front include boreal owls, ferruginous hawks, and trumpeter swans, all Species of Special Concern in Montana. Remnant populations of westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, and harlequin ducks can still be found in the higher mountain streams. Arctic grayling have been extrapated from the East Front, but efforts are underway to re-establish grayling in historic streams. Grizzly bear photo by Wayne Kasworm

bull trout photo  trumpeter swan photo courtesy of the National Park Service


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