Natural Features & Ecosystems
Nature & Science
Fort Union is located on the north bank of the Missouri River, as the Missouri River was the primary transportation corridor on the 1800's.
FLOOD PLAINS-Because the Missouri River is controlled at Ft. Peck dam in Montana seasonal flows are regulated. Extreme flows are rare.
PRAIRIES AND GRASSLANDS-The park is actively restoring the native short grass prairie. SOIL-Soil surveys have been completed at the county level by the NRCS, but they are not available in digital format.
Did You Know?
The French term engage´ (pronounced on-gah-zay)was applied to 70% of Fort Union's workforce. This group was mostly laborers, many who couldn't read, write or speak English and came from European countries.