Centennial Mountains   Leave a comment

This 28,000-acre Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area, which forms the boundary between southwest Montana and Idaho, is some of southwest Montana’s wildest country. Designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern in 2006, it is considered an important corridor for wildlife movement, providing an east-west trending mountain range connecting the Yellowstone Ecosystem with the rest of the northern Rocky Mountains. Abundant wildlife in the Centennial Mountains include moose, elk, deer, wolverines, badgers, black bears, a wide variety of birds, and occasionally wolves and grizzly bears.

About 60 miles of the 3,100-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail runs through the mountain range. Photos by Bob Wick, BLM. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 11/12/14.

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