Glacier National Park

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Interns Helping National Park Service Study Climate Change At Lassen Volcanic National Park And In Rocky Mountain Forests

Food chains in alpine lakes in parks such as Lassen Volcanic National Park and changing fire regimes at Rocky Mountain parks such as Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain, are among the climate-change studies under way in the park system.

Glacier National Park, Partners Honored For Collaborating On "Ice Patch Archaeology"

The Glacier National Park Ice Patch Archaeology and Paleoecology Project was recently awarded the Department of the Interior's 2012 Partners in Conservation Award in recognition of outstanding conservation achievements attained through collaboration and partnership.

Postcard From The Backbone Of The Continent: Days Of Discovery At Glacier National Park

My heart nearly stopped when I received the internship offer from the lead interpretive ranger at Glacier National Park. My first question, of course, was “Where’s that?” As a Floridian, I had never heard of this Glacier and could not believe I would be heading to Montana.

Logo Contest Being Staged For New Glacier National Park Conservancy

With the decision made to merge the Glacier Association with the Glacier National Park Fund, the new organization is going to need a new logo, and that's where you come in.

Missing Backpackers Kept Their Senses About Them While Awaiting Rescue In Glacier National Park

Mid-winter conditions with heavy snows and strong, gusting winds, and a few missteps, forced two Virginia men to hunker down in the backcountry of Glacier National Park and wait out the storm with hopes rangers would find them.

Missing Backpackers In Glacier National Park Found

Two backpackers missing in the rugged backcountry of Glacier National Park were found Monday afternoon after enduring four days of wintry conditions that included 18 inches of fresh snow.

Searchers Have Little To Go On In Hunt For Two Missing Backpackers In Glacier National Park

Wintry weather conditions have been making the search for two missing backpackers in Glacier National Park particularly difficult, both because of the cold and snow in general and because that snow could be covering up some clues.

Search Under Way For Missing Backpackers In Glacier National Park

A search has been ongoing in Glacier National Park for two hikers who failed to catch their flight from Montana back to the East Coast as scheduled.

You Can Feel It In The Air, See It In The Landscape

It was obvious in the reds and oranges flecking the forests, the crispness of the air, and even in the slow gait of the old bison. Summer's long gone in Yellowstone National Park, and winter isn't far off.

Glacier National Park Fund, Glacier Association To Merge

In a move intended to bolster their support and work in behalf of Glacier National Park, the Glacier National Park Fund and the Glacier Association have announced their intentions to merge into the Glacier National Park Conservancy as of January 1, 2013.

Fish Barrier Installed In Glacier National Park To Block Non-Native Fish From Reaching Quartz Lakes

The Quartz Creek Fish Barrier Modification and Improvement Project in Glacier National Park was recently completed on Quartz Creek to prevent additional non-native fish from reaching Quartz Lake.

Obama Administration Report Says "Sequestration" Would Cut $218 Million From NPS Budget

Unless Congress averts a staggering budget "sequestration" early next year the National Park System will be devastated by underfunding that could force the Park Service to shutter more than 100 parks, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.

Body Of Hiker Gone Missing In Glacier National Park Found

The body of a 19-year-old Michigan man who failed to return from a rugged backcountry hike in Glacier National Park back in July has been found near Hidden Lake.

A View From The Overlook: Global Warming, Goat Haunt, And North America's Best Hike (Maybe)

Waterton Lakes National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
Musing on climate change, International Peace Parks, and North America's best hike. Or maybe it's only Canada's best hike.

Concession Prospectus for Glacier National Park Coming Shortly

The National Park Service will soon issue a prospectus for the major concession contract in Glacier National Park. The prospectus will cover lodging, retail, transportation, and food & beverage services currently operated by Glacier Park, Inc.

How Might The National Park System Fare Under A "President Romney"?

With Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, vague on details concerning his plans for reducing the federal deficit and shrinking government, speculation is running heavy, and it's not encouraging for the National Park System.

Forest Fires Leads To Closure Of Popular Avalanche Lake Trail In Glacier National Park

A forest fire has forced the closure of the Avalanche Lake Trail, a relatively short hike with an impressive payoff, in Glacier National Park.

Help Your Essential Friends: Suggestions On Contributing To National Park Friends Groups

Throughout the summer we've been celebrating the work of national park friends groups. While the summer is coming to an end, their good work continues throughout the year. And with that in mind, they could use your support to fund that work. Here's a look back at some of the park system's "essential friends" and how you can support them.

Reader Participation Day: Should The National Park Service Ban Solo Hikers In Grizzly Bear Territory?

Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat? That question grows in importance in the wake of last week's fatal mauling of a backpacker in Denali National Park.

Discriminating Explorer: Enjoy Western National Parks With Tips From National Park Friends Groups

August is on the run, but that doesn't mean the time to get the most out of your favorite national park in the western part of the country has passed by. Take the following tips from friends groups in Big Bend, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone national parks to heart and you'll create years of memories.

Enjoy The Perseid Meteor Showers In The National Parks

This coming weekend will be the perfect time to be camping in the backcountry of a national park, or at least visiting a national park that doesn't suffer from light pollution. That's because the annual Perseid Meteor Showers are scheduled to arrive Saturday, and a dark sky is the best sky to observe them.

Politicians, Staff Heading To National Parks During Congressional Recess

Denali National Park and Preserve seems to be quite popular this August with congressional staffers, though a number of other parks also are destinations for politicians and their staff during the August recess.

Parents Of Hiker Missing In Glacier National Park Extend Thanks To Park Staff

Parents of a 19-year-old Michigan man who vanished on a day hike in Glacier National Park expressed their struggle with accepting their loss Monday, but also extended their thanks to the park staff for their efforts in finding him.

Search Scaling Back For Missing Hiker In Glacier National Park

With no signs of a hiker missing in Glacier National Park for the past week, park officials are scaling back the search.

Few Clues Found In Search For Missing Hiker In Glacier National Park

A search for a hiker missing in Glacier National Park since Saturday has been hampered by a lack of strong clues as to his whereabouts, although park officials say partial boot prints found might belong to the man.

Search At Glacier National Park For Missing Day Hiker

A search was under way Monday in Glacier National Park for a day hiker who failed to return from a hike on Saturday.

Highline Trail in Glacier National Park Expected to Open By July 27

The popular Highline Trail in Glacier National Park is anticipated to be open by Friday, July 27. However, the good news for trail fans comes with a caveat: "Hikers are encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared. Hikers may encounter rocks and mud on trails, eroded trail tread, and some snowfields on higher elevation trails across the park."

Crews Clear Debris Quickly, Going-To-The-Sun Road In Glacier National Park Again Open End-To-End

In less than two days crews at Glacier National Park removed tons of rock and mud from the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which reopened end-to-end Thursday afternoon.
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