While the peaks of the Gallatin Range catch the eye, it's their forested drainages, like Porcupine and Buffalo Horn creeks, that are cradles of biological diversity and provide undisturbed habitat for wildlife. These areas serve as refuges that will grow in their importance as landscape development occurs and the impacts of climate change land harder. Many scientists say the best way to protect these areas is as wilderness. Photo courtesy EcoFlight (ecoflight.org). Mountain Journal recommends that you support EcoFlight.