Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Environmental Factors
Located in rural Montana and North Dakota the park lacks serious environmental threats. Through the Inventory and Monitoring initiative we are developing our baseline data sets for natural resources. Issues of concern are native prairie restoration, exotic plants and the accelerated erosion of the south bank of the Missouri River.
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.