Jumbo will be wild forever

But there’s more to do…

In early 2020, the Ktunaxa Nation, with the support of Federal and Provincial governments, declared the Qat’muk Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, protecting the Jumbo Valley and 700 square kilometres around it—forever.

For nearly 30 years, local residents, concerned citizens and the Ktunaxa Nation strongly opposed the development of  a year-round ski resort in the Jumbo Valley.

We won that battle. But we’re not done yet.

The Jumbo Valley is at the heart of the Purcell Mountains. This is one of North America’s most important wildlife corridors. Purcell Mountain grizzly bears are connected to grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains, to the wild spaces in the north and even as far south as Yellowstone. Bears depend on this connection for survival—without it, bear populations become islands that wither away over time.

The fight for Jumbo was always about more than just stopping a ski resort. Our fight was about defending the heart of the wild Purcell Mountains and giving grizzly bears the freedom to roam. We built a movement during the 30 years it took to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort.

Now that its heart will be kept wild, we look to the larger region in need of protection. Will you join us in protecting the Purcells?

 

Header image: Petra Hekkenberg

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For nearly 30 years, thousands of people have raised their voices in opposition to Jumbo Glacier Resort—and they won!