This Valentine’s Day Help Us Save Otter Creek Valley For Montana’s Wildlife

from Wildlife Promise

The Otter Creek Valley in southeastern Montana is threatened by the largest proposed coal mine in the country. Arch Coal wants to mine 1.3 billion tons of coal from this pristine valley that is rich in wildlife including mule deer, pronghorn antelope and elk along with hundreds of bird species and other prairie critters. If built, this mine would directly destroy thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, permanently damage the watershed and release billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere when the coal is burned.

But there are two things I know for sure about the Otter Creek Valley.

One, the valley is loved by the people who live there, the people whose ancestors are buried there and the hunters who hunt there.

Two, our love for Otter Creek will, in the end, be what that saves it.

So, on this Valentine’s Day, help the National Wildlife Federation tell Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock how much people love the Otter Creek Valley. Please share this on Facebook and Tweet it directly to Governor Bullock.

@GovernorBullock Happy Valentine’s Day. #SaveOtterCreek Valley and Its Wildlife! We Love it!

@GovernorBullock Happy Valentine’s Day. We are in love with the Otter Creek Valley and its wildlife! #SaveOtterCreek

@GovernorBullock Happy Valentine’s Day. Protect Montana’s wildlife and #SaveOtterCreek!

Northwestern Colorado is home to oil shale deposits and some of the country's argest mule deer herds. Photo by Steve Torbit

Northwestern Colorado is home to oil shale deposits and some of the country’s argest mule deer herds. Photo by Steve Torbit