British Columbia tomorrow will announce a new provincial park, helping to complete the largest contiguous body of protected land on the Canada-U.S. border. One of 49 new protected areas that will be introduced by B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Snowy Provincial Park will encompass 65,000 acres just north of the Pasayten Wilderness Area and Loomis State Forest in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains. Dosanjh’s move, which will preserve habitat that is important to moose, bighorn sheep, and lynx, will enable B.C. to meet its decades-long goal of placing 12 percent of the province into protected status.

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