Montana’s six major land regions are the Glacier Country, Russell Country (Central Montana), Missouri River Country, Gold West Country (Southwest Montana), Yellowstone Country, and Custer Country (Southeast Montana).
Agriculture continues to be Montana’s top industry, generating $5.2 billion for the Big Sky Country State. There are approximately 28,000 farms in the state, covering 59.7 million acres of Montana. The average size farm comprises 2,134 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 56 counties.
Montana’s most valuable commodities are cattle, wheat, and hay. The state also grows substantial quantities of barley, lentils, and peas. Most of the cropland is found in the Yellowstone Country region of the state.
Montana wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. Its primary wildlife includes antelope, bison, black bear, elk, and mountain lion. Popular fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout.
Montana is involved in multiple conservation efforts to protect its land, waters, and wildlife habits.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Montana’s longest rivers include the Missouri River, Milk River, Yellowstone River, Kootenai River, and Bighorn River. Their main tributaries include the Cheyenne River, Kansas River, Tongue River, St. Mary River, and Bull Elk River.
Fort Peck Lake, the largest lake in Montana, is formed by the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River. The surface area of this lake is approximately 244,992 acres (382.8 square miles). Other significant lakes include Lake Koocanusa, Flathead Lake, and Cannon Ferry Lake.
State and National Parks
Montana has 55 state parks and 2 national parks.
|Nickname||The Big Sky Country State|
|Neighboring States||North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho|
|Regions||Glacier Country, Central Montana, Missouri River Country, Southwest Montana, Yellowstone Country, and Southeast Montana|
|State Bird||Western Meadowlark|
|Big Game||Antelope, bison, black bear, elk, and mountain lion|
|Small Game||Turkey, quail, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout|
|Total Acreage||94.1 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||26.9 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||15 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||59.7 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||22.5 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Hay and Wheat|
|Largest Lake||Fort Peck Lake|
|Other Lakes||Lake Koocanusa, Flathead Lake, and Cannon Ferry Lake|
|Major Rivers||Missouri River, Milk River, Yellowstone River, Kootenai River, and Bighorn River|
|Other Tributaries||Cheyenne River, Kansas River, Tongue River, St. Mary River, and Bull Elk River|
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