Looking toward Gallatin Canyon that divides the Gallatin Range from the Madison mountains, this sweep of ag land provides key habitat for migratory elk and mule deer moving between the Gallatins and Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch, visible in the upper right of the photograph.  As author Sisson notes, a proposed development could result in closure of the crucial migration corridor. The issue also exposes how the government bodies of both Gallatin County and Bozeman have no coordinated strategy for saving the best remaining wildlife habitat in the face of high population growth. Photo courtesy Rob Sisson
Looking toward Gallatin Canyon that divides the Gallatin Range from the Madison mountains, this sweep of ag land provides key habitat for migratory elk and mule deer moving between the Gallatins and Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch, visible in the upper right of the photograph. As author Sisson notes, a proposed development could result in closure of the crucial migration corridor. The issue also exposes how the government bodies of both Gallatin County and Bozeman have no coordinated strategy for saving the best remaining wildlife habitat in the face of high population growth. Photo courtesy Rob Sisson