The backbone of the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act is identifying and protecting the core greater-ecosystems of the northern Rockies bioregion. Read about the Salmon-Selway Ecosystem, the Hells Canyon-Wallowa Ecosystem, the Cabinet-Yaak-Selkirk Ecosystem, the Glacier-Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act would establish a series of biological connecting corridors (all on public lands) allowing native species such as gray wolves, grizzly bears, wolverines and lynx to migrate from places like Yellowstone National Park to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. View the map.
NREPA provides a net savings of more than $245- million over the first ten years after passage by prohibiting below-cost road building and timber sale programs within sensitive roadless areas. Learn more about the economic incentives for protecting the remaining roadless areas in the northern Rockies bioregion.
In 2015, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act Act (HR 996) was introduced. Read the news release.