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Good Books For Visiting...Glacier National Park

There's nothing like a good book or two to help you prepare for a national park visit, whether you're looking for some historical background, a trail or two to hike, or interested in the natural resources or local culture. With that in mind, here are a few titles you might consider in preparation of a visit to Glacier National Park in Montana.
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Photography In The National Parks: Snowshoes, Cameras, And Winter In Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is an amazing place to capture incredible photographs during spring, summer and autumn, but have you thought about traveling there in the winter? Sure, the temperatures can sink below freezing and there might be more than a little snow on the road, but the photographic rewards are well worth the effort. Rebecca Latson took a short, January trip to this national park and returned with helpful advice to encourage you to make your own sojourn out to this mountainous winter wonderland.
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Railroad Given Permission To Use Explosives To Clear Glacier National Park Avalanche Chutes

Heavy winter snows have dangerously loaded the southern flanks of Glacier National Park, prompting the National Park Service to permit BNSF Railway to use explosives in the park to systematically trigger avalanches and reduce the risk that a slide would hit a passing freight or passenger train.
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GAO: National Park Service Needs To Evaluate Its Approach To Tackling Deferred Maintenance

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.
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Final Two Leases For Badger-Two Medicine Area Near Glacier National Park Canceled

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.
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