From Fiscal Year 2006 through Fiscal Year 2015 the National Park Service spent roughly $10.5 billion on deferred maintenance projects, and yet the overall price tag for deferred maintenance continued to creep ever higher, leading the Government Accountability Office to wonder if the Park Service's strategy for tackling the projects was sound.
Glacier National Park
In a move celebrated by groups ranging from the Blackfoot Natino and Montana Hunters and Anglers to the National Parks Conservation Association and U.S. Sen. Jon Testor, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana. The two lease cancellations address outstanding concerns about the potential for oil and gas development in this culturally and ecologically important area.
A 36-year-old Montana man caught in an avalanche in Glacier National Park in Montana died from his injuries before he could reach a hospital, park officials said Friday.
Most landscape photographers tend to roll their eyes at the thought of putting people in their national park images. Photographer Rebecca Latson explains why placing a person here and there in some national park shots adds, rather than detracts, from the image.
Death In Glacier National Park: Stories Of Accidents And Foolhardiness In The Crown Of The Continent
With visitation to the National Park System this centennial year at an all-time high, it’s no surprise I suppose that more and more people get in trouble, and some of those pay the ultimate price. Every year Glacier National Park in Montana lures hikers, anglers, employees, and climbers to the park’s high peaks, deep lakes, and raging rivers…and some to their own demise.
Two rare alpine insects – native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams – are imperiled due to climate warming induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners.
Concern that nonnative mussels have reached Montana waters has prompted Glacier National Park to temporarily ban all watercraft from its waters.
After a record-setting visitation year in Glacier National Park, the Glacier National Park Conservancy has donated more than $1.3 million to the park to help preserve and protect it for future generations.
In the past 102 years, there has not been a wetter month at West Glacier in Glacier National Park than last month. Nearly 11 inches of rain fell there in October, when there were just three days without measurable precipitation.
Whitebark pines, a keystone species that can impact spring runoff, nourish grizzly bears when they most need protein, and provide feasts for other wildlife, face a variety of threats, from climate change to a fungal disease. So important are these trees that researchers with Parks Canada are working to raise a veritable disease-resilient forest of whitebark pines.