<p><strong>This Month in Photo of the Day: <em>National Geographic</em> Magazine Features</strong></p><p>Like curtains drawn across the landscape, the walls of the Toad River Valley yield to untracked forests and pure lakes in northeastern British Columbia. Years of compromise and careful planning defined the enormous Muskwa-Kechika Management Area here, where competing interests—from miners to outfitters, preservationists, and native peoples—coexist in delicate balance.</p><p><em>See more <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/muskwa-kechika/brown-photography">photographs</a> from the November 2008 feature <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/muskwa-kechika/vaillant-text">story</a> "Northern Giant."</em></p><p><a href="http://pictopia.com/perl/ptp/natgeo?photo_name=1191509&amp;ref=potd">Buy a print of this photo.</a></p><a onclick="return addthis_sendto()" onmouseover="return addthis_open(this, '', '[URL]', '[TITLE]')" onmouseout="addthis_close()" href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php"></a>

Toad River Valley, Canada

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Like curtains drawn across the landscape, the walls of the Toad River Valley yield to untracked forests and pure lakes in northeastern British Columbia. Years of compromise and careful planning defined the enormous Muskwa-Kechika Management Area here, where competing interests—from miners to outfitters, preservationists, and native peoples—coexist in delicate balance.

See more photographs from the November 2008 feature story "Northern Giant."

Buy a print of this photo.

Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown

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