A safe, affordable way for people to explore Canada’s vast wilderness is coming soon to the Pacific Northwest.
The Bighorn Bighorns National Park, in western Montana, is the second of its kind in the U.S. and the first to allow kayaking.
The park is home to more than 300 species of native animals and plants, as well as hundreds of bird species and hundreds of fish species.
The Bighors have been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Canada, but the park is also known for its wild camping, kayaking and wildlife viewing.
“The Bihonas are a unique species of wild bird, and they are a very important part of the landscape that we’re trying to protect,” said Mike McElroy, the park’s director.
In 2014, the Bighos were one of the top 10 species of the year on the U of T list, according to the National Audubon Society.
Bighorns are native to the Bering Sea, but they were introduced to the park in the 1970s by an international group of biologists called the Bihoni.
Over the years, there have been many changes to the habitat, including an influx of cattle and sheep to the area.
Since 2007, the area has been protected as a “wilderness refuge,” meaning people and animals are allowed to camp and fish in the wilderness, but it’s also a place where hunters and other recreational users are allowed in.
As well, the number of visitors to the refuge has dropped significantly, said McElry.
McElroy said he believes the park will be a great success, but he knows it will be challenging to get people to the wilderness in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
He said there are plenty of options, from canoeing to hiking to bikepacking to kayaking, but most people don’t want to spend a few days in the woods alone.
We’re trying out a couple of different things that we can think of, he said.
“It’s really about trying to bring a different experience to people.”
While the park has had a great response to the proposal, there’s still a lot of work to be done before the park can open.
There’s a pilot program in place now, but McElroys hopes the park could eventually expand.
For now, he’s hoping the park offers something a little different than what’s already available.
“We have kayaks, and we’re doing a lot more camping and hunting, and that’s exciting, but I think the main thing we need to do is we need people to come to the Park and get out in the wild, to go kayaking or hiking, and just be themselves,” he said, adding there’s a lot that needs to be learned from people’s experience with the park.
“You have to really go to the heart of the Bountiful region, and see how the people there really feel, and the ways they interact with nature and the people, and then you can start to build a real understanding of what they see and how they react to nature.”