Agreement Reached to Protect Land at Foy’s Bend

By Beacon Staff

An agreement has been reached to protect 244 acres of land at Foy’s Bend along the lower Flathead River southeast of Kalispell.

The $2 million land purchase from the Ingham family was arranged by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Conservation Fund and the Flathead Land Trust.

The purchase was funded by the Bonneville Power Administration through its program for mitigating impacts from Hungry Horse Dam. The property will be owned and managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, with BPA retaining an easement on the property to ensure it is managed for long-term conservation purposes.

The property is valued for its nearly two miles of high-quality, riparian riverbank. It is one of a series of parcels along the lower Flathead River that have been protected either through conservation purchases or easements in recent years.

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