Glacier National Park

Fall Spectacular: What's That Sound? Where To Listen To -- And Look For -- Wildlife in the National Parks

In the fall, animals and birds prepare for winter. Bears eat constantly to fatten up before they slow down. Many birds are already on their migration path. Elk and other ungulates are preparing for the mating ritual, the rut. Take a look -- or stop and listen -- in many national parks this Fall and you'll catch a glimpse of this autumnal spectacular.

Photo Exhibit To Benefit Glacier National Park Fund

Another fund-raiser is on the calendar for the Glacier National Park Fund, and this one features some stunning photographs taken by a local photographer who embarked on a 111-mile trek across Glacier National Park in honor of its centennial.
This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Can something as seemingly inconsequential as a stone trigger a national park memory in your mind? If you pick up a rock on your next hike in a park, will you wonder about its origin?

Glacier National Park Enjoys Bullish July

Major road construction along the only route that crosses Glacier National Park apparently is not going to deter visitors from traveling to this craggy park in northern Montana. During July a near-record 673,359 visitors entered the park.

On Occasion, Glacier National Park Crews Use Explosives To Open Hiking Trails

In an effort to achieve a delicate balance between protecting resources, protecting visitors, and supporting an historic way of enjoying Glacier National Park, park officials on occasion find it necessary to use explosives to open trails in the summer.
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UNESCO Report on Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Calls for Additional Protections

Efforts by the governments of British Columbia, Montana, and the United States seemingly have removed mining-related threats to Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park. But an international team of scientists believes both Canada and the United States must work harder to protect the resources of the International Peace Park.

Arrive Early to Find Parking At Logan Pass in Glacier National Park

If you're in or near Glacier National Park, or plan to visit it later this summer, take note that you need to reach Logan Pass by about 10 a.m. if you want to easily find a parking spot there.

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.

Accessible Trail Being Built in Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park

An accessible trail, the first in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, is being built along the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake.

Full Senate To Consider Various Park Bills,

A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.

Sale of Limited Edition Posters To Benefit Glacier National Park

A Montana company has produced two commemorative posters to mark Glacier National Park's centennial, and has agreed to give 100 percent of the net proceeds to non-profits that work in the park's best interests.

A Tale Of Two Lakes in Two Canadian National Parks

There is in the Canadian Rockies a bounty of water. Water streaming in rivulets dripping from glaciers, water impounded by glacial moraines and tinted aquamarine by glacial flour, and water running swift in rivers both thin and deep.

Lodging in the Parks: Beware the St. Mary Lodge & Resort

Less than a mile from the St. Mary entrance to Glacier National Park, the St. Mary Lodge & Resort is well situated for a stay on the park's eastern border. With Divide Peak rising high overhead, and Divide Creek babbling along the property, the resort normally is a good basecamp. But a recent stay pointed to some serious problems.

Interior Sec Salazar Glad to See Everglades National Park Returned to "In Danger" List

While the Bush administration worked to see the United Nations remove Everglades National Park from its list of World Heritage Sites "in danger," the Obama administration applauded the UN's decision to again give the park that tag.

Investigation Under Way Into Death of Man At Glacier National Park

Officials from Glacier National Park, the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the state of Montana on Friday were looking into the death of a Montana man found with multiple wounds inside the park's Two Medicine Valley.

Glacier National Park Officials Urge Visitors to Be "Bear Aware"

Glacier National Park officials are urging motorists and hikers to be extra-cautious around bears. Two bear cubs have been killed in park traffic so far this year, and trail users continue to encounter bears in potentially dangerous circumstances.

Trails I've Hiked: Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park

Just getting out of your rig in the parking lot atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park offers spectacular views, but with a little effort and perhaps two hours of time you'll be searching for a word to amplify "spectacular."

John Wessels Appointed Director of National Park Service's Intermountain Region

John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.

Glacier National Park Officials Want To Stablize Heavens Peak Lookout

If you knew where to look, you could spot the old fire lookout tower atop Heavens Peak in Glacier National Park, but it's there, albeit in a somewhat unstable condition. That's why park officials want to develop a stabilization plan to shore-up the historic tower built by conscientious objectors during World War II.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pine Trees Might Need ESA Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Tuesday that the agency will take a closer look at whether whitebark pine trees, a key food source for some grizzly bear populations as well as birds and squirrels, need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Independent Review Calls on National Park Service To Bolster Its Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

National Park Service managers must do a better job "to advance natural resource stewardship and science" throughout the agency, according to an independent review of the Park Service's Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate.

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park

Glacier National Park has its Red Jammers, Yellowstone National Park has its National Park Buses, and now Crater Lake National Park has its trolleys.

Top 10 Things To Know About Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction in Glacier National Park

While the Going-to-the-Sun Road that crosses the interior of Glacier National Park is open from end-to-end, ongoing construction work can make travel tricky at times. With that in mind, here, courtesy of the park staff, are the "top 10 things you need to know" about traveling the Sun Road this summer.
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Upscale Cabins Latest Trend in Commercial Campgrounds Bordering National Parks

There’s a new structure showing up this summer in campgrounds bordering national parks, one that offers a higher level of comfort than the family camper or pop-up tent. More and more campgrounds are adding cabins to their available accommodations, for while more people are heading to the parks, not all want to sleep on the ground in a tent.

Reader Participation Day: Should Rangers Cite, or Merely Warn, Visitors For Their Wrongs?

What should National Park Service rangers do when they come across a visitor who has gone astray of park regulations? For instance, should they have cited those women in Glacier National Park who squeezed off a round from a .357 to scare a deer, or was the warning enough?

How many of us have the courage of Elouise Cobell?

Thanks to a tenacious Native American banker who grew up on the flanks of Glacier National Park, the federal government is moving to correct mismanagement of oil and gas royalties due Native Americans across the country.
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