National Park Mystery Spot 11 Revealed: It's the Logan Pass Visitor Center in Glacier National Park

Situated on Going-to-the-Sun Road, and straddling the Continental Divide, the Logan Pass Visitor Center in Glacier National Park is one of the National Park System's landmark structures.

Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service Show Citizens Can Make a Big Difference for Parks

NPS volunteer patch.
In the National Park Service, the acronym "VIP" usually stands for "Volunteers in Parks," but recent awards confirm an alternative meaning could be "Very Impressive Performance." The recipients of the 2009 George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service were honored at a recent ceremony, and their work was impressive indeed.

Add Glacier National Park to The List of Construction Zones

Let's see, Great Smoky Mountains? Check. Zion National Park? Check. Sequoia National Park? Check. Grand Teton National Park? Check. Yellowstone National Park? Check. Glacier National Park? Yep, it too will feature some traffic snarls due to road construction along the Going-to-the-Sun Road this spring and summer.

Glacier National Park's Logan Pass Designated as the First "Important Plant Area" in Montana

Alpine glacier poppy.
Choosing a "must see destination" at Glacier National Park would be a difficult task indeed, but one spot high on many people's list would be Logan Pass. That area now has another accolade—the Montana Native Plant Society has named the Logan Pass area as the first "Important Plant Area" designated in the state of Montana.

Report: ConocoPhillips Releases Oil And Gas Leases Near Glacier National Park

Montana's U.S. senators say that ConocoPhillips, one of the world's largest energy companies, is giving up rights to explore for oil and gas on nearly 170,000 acres outside Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park Taking Comments On Bear Management Plan Revisions

Changes to Glacier National Park's bear management plan, made in part to reflect recommendations stemming from the killing of the "Oldman Lake" grizzly sow and one of her cubs, are open for public review until May 7.
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Celebrate Glacier National Park's Centennial With a Seminar in the Park

Though the "official" birthday for Glacier National Park is May 11, throughout the year there will be various events to help celebrate the park's centennial. You can join in the celebration by attending one of the special seminars the Glacier Institute is offering.

Mark Your Calendars: Glacier National Park to be Rededicated On May 11

It was a century ago, on May 11, 1910, when President William Howard Taft affixed his signature to legislation that set aside Glacier National Park. This event isn't going unnoticed at Glacier, which on May 11 will celebrate its 100th birthday with a rededication of the park.

Glacier National Park Avalanche Victim Apparently Faced Varying Avalanche Danger

It had to be tempting: fresh snow, an early spring day in Glacier National Park's backcountry, and fresh tracks to be laid down. But Brian Wright's third run of the day proved fatal when a weak snow-bond gave way and spurred an avalanche that ran roughly 1,800 vertical feet.

Climate Change Continues To Melt Glacier National Park's Icons

Glacier National Park is suffering from heat stroke, a malady that could melt all of its rivers of ice within a decade and send impacts not only through the park's landscape and wildlife but also through Montana's economy.