Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Issues Its Annual Warning to Hunters: Stay Out Of the Park

It's that time of year: Crisp air, occasional snows, that autumnal scent of dried leaves, and the bugling of elk in the Rockies. And the annual warning from Glacier National Park officials to hunters that they can't hunt in the park or pursue game into the park without the assistance of a ranger.

Is Glacier National Park At Threat From Proposed Mining Operations in British Columbia?

Whether the health of Glacier National Park and its Canadian neighbor, Waterton Lakes National Park, is at risk from proposed mining operations in British Columbia is a question being probed this week by a team of international experts.

The Pacific Northwest Trail Will Establish Important Linkages

The newly designated Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail will link three national parks, seven national forests, several major mountain ranges, and two border-to border national scenic trails. One day it will also be a key link in the coast-to-coast pathway that trail developers have been dreaming about.

U. S. Mint Announces Sites Selected for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

West Virginia quarter.
The United States Mint has released the list of 56 sites to be featured in the upcoming America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The first five coins in the new series will be released next year. What locations made the list? There are some familiar names and perhaps a surprise or two.

Classic Road Bike Rides in the National Parks of the Intermountain West

Experiencing our national parks’ grandeur from the saddle of a road bike is a bit like summiting a high peak. The arduous pedal through the park is rewarded with the scenery and equally thrilling descent from the park roads’ high points. Fall is sublime for cycling in national parks, so with the season quickly approaching, now is the time to experience the Mountain West’s greatest national park road cycling routes.

End-to-End Travel On "Sun Road" in Glacier National Park Ends Sept. 21 Due to Road Work

Fall can be a fantastic season to experience Glacier National Park, what with the crisp air, wildlife on the move, color streaking the forests, and crowds somewhere else. But road construction on the Going-to-the-Sun Road could complicate things for even the savviest traveler.

Was “Heaven’s Gate” the Worst Movie Ever Filmed in a National Park?

The 1980 movie “Heaven’s Gate,” a mega-flop filmed in Glacier National Park, was so wretched that it nearly destroyed the director’s reputation, helped extinct United Artists, and sent Hollywood westerns to the doghouse.

Here's a Handy Website For Following National Park Issues Concerning World Heritage Sites

Quite a few U.S. national parks are listed as World Heritage Sites, and they're often in the news. There's a handy website out there run by the National Park Service's Office of International Affairs that can help you stay abreast of issues involving this sites.

Glacier National Park Announces Winding Down of Concession Operations

It's hard to believe, particularly since Labor Day Weekend is a week later than normal this year, but the closing of many concession operations in Glacier National Park isn't that far off. It seemed just yesterday that they finally were able to open the Going-to-the-Sun Road from end-to-end, and now the prospect of snows closing it back down isn't too terribly far off.

Grizzly Yearling At Glacier National Park Died From Lacerated Jugular Vein

A young grizzly that Glacier National Park officials had hoped to send off to a zoo died from a lacerated jugular vein somehow sustained during an attempt to tranquilize the bear, officials said Monday.

Updated: Hiker Killed In Fall at Glacier National Park

A 67-year-old hiker in Glacier National Park was killed when he fell about 300 feet while hiking in the backcountry not far from Many Glacier, park officials said Sunday.

On Politics, Bureaucracy, and "Glamping" In the National Park System

The National Park Service's National Leadership Council met in Ohio last week. The meeting of the agency's top management was supposed to be the first under the direction of Jon Jarvis as Park Service director. Political gamesmanship, and apparently a dose of bureaucracy, unfortunately left Mr. Jarvis wearing his Pacific West Region director's hat.

Climate Change and National Parks: A Survival Guide for a Warming World -- Wolverines of the Northern Rockies

If ever there was an enduring symbol of the wildness of the Rocky Mountains, it would be the wolverine. While wolves and grizzly bears usually come to mind when talk turns to the Rockies’ animals that conjure images of the wild, the diminutive wolverine possesses a legendary reputation for toughness, resilience, and, some would say, cantankerousness.

Search for Human-Habituated Grizzlies in Glacier National Park Ends With Two Dead Bears

A grizzly sow that had come to view humans as a source of food in Glacier National Park has been killed by rangers, who also accidentally killed one of her yearling cubs when they tried to tranquilize it. The killings Monday brought to a close a long-running effort by park rangers to get the sow and her two cubs to rely on their natural food sources and to avoid backcountry travelers.

Nature Can At Times Be An Equalizer For Predator and Prey, As Evidenced By An Incident in Glacier National Park

Nature can be a great equalizer for predator and prey. That was clearly demonstrated earlier this year in Glacier National Park, where an apparent avalanche swept an attacking mountain lion and its bighorn sheep prey to their deaths. Note: The accompanying images are graphic and might not be appropriate for everyone.

Climate Change and National Parks: A Survival Guide for a Warming World -- Grizzly Bears

Natural events — wildfires, floods, windstorms — often leave behind obvious marks on the landscapes they touch. Charred trees and scorched meadows, washed out trails, and swaths of fallen trees are some of the reminders of these powerful forces. The impacts wrought by other naturally occurring events and cycles are not always so easy to discern.

Glacier National Park Officials Decide to Remove Grizzly Bear Family From Park

A grizzly bear sow who has no fear of humans, and who seems to be teaching her cubs not to be afraid of them, will be removed from Glacier National Park, Superintendent Chas Cartwright has announced.

IUCN Scientists to Visit Glacier National Park in September to Study Possible Risks From Coal Mining

A team of international scientists will visit Glacier National Park and its northern neighbor, Waterton Lakes National Park, in September to study risks that might be posed by coal mining in British Columbia not far from the parks.

Glacier National Park Gets OK to Remove Non-Native Lake Trout From Quartz Lake

Glacier National Park officials have received approval to move forward with a plan to remove non-native lake trout from Quartz Lake. Now the hard work begins.

Young Kayaker Rescued in Glacier National Park, But Not Before A Nap in a Hollow Log

Rip van Winkle he wasn't, but a 13-year-old kayaker who capsized on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park might have been found sooner had he not fallen asleep in a hollow log once he reached shore.

Face of America: Glacier National Park, A Multimedia Feast

Poetry in motion is a phrase that could describe the wind rustling an aspen glade in Glacier National Park, or the cascading tendrils of Birdwoman Falls as it plunges from a hanging valley on Mount Oberlin. But it also describes a troupe of ballet dancers who twirled and leapt skyward in the park in a bid to capture its essence in dance.

Buy a Pizza, Help the Glacier National Park Fund

Buy a slice, or buy an entire pie, but if you buy something on August 12 from MacKenzie River Pizza you'll benefit the Glacier National Park Fund.

Around the Park System: Family Camping in Kings Canyon, Road Update from Mount Rainier, Science in Glacier

With the summer season well under way, there's lots going on in the National Park System. At Kings Canyon National Park there are two family camping weekends coming up, at Mount Rainer National Park the Stevens Pass Road is about to reopen, and at Glacier National Park there are some great science programs for visitors to enjoy.

Visiting Glacier National Park Soon? Here's Some Important Information about Road Work

Sun Road in May.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is one of the premier scenic drives in the world, but even the best of roads eventually need some serious repairs. The Sun Road is in the midst of a long-overdue rehab. Here's an important update on work beginning July 27.

Visitation to National Parks Is On the Upswing, Entrance-Fee-Free Weekends Partly to Blame

There's a growing problem with national park visitation. In short, too many people are returning to the parks, creating problems for staffing and people management.

Traveler's Checklist - Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake. Jim Burnett photo.
The native Blackfeet people called this area the "Shining Mountains" and the "Backbone of the World." Glacier National Park will celebrate its centennial next year, but any year is a great time to experience this park. These tips from the Traveler will help you make the most of your visit.

Rangers Looking for Missing Paddler at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park rangers were searching Tuesday for a paddler who apparently failed to make it to shore after the canoe he was in overturned on Swiftcurrent Lake.

Upgrades Coming to Logan Pass Visitor Center in Glacier National Park

Ever been to the visitor center atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park? Then you know it's not the Hilton, and that the restrooms long have needed improvements. Well, the work is being scheduled.

At Long Last, Glacier National Park's Inside North Fork Road is Open to Travel. Kind of.

It took a while. Going on three years, in fact. But Glacier National Park crews finally have been able to get the Inside North Fork Road open to traffic. Just don't plan on driving the family sedan down it.

Interior Secretary Salazar Endorses World Heritage Committee Visit to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who last week called for Everglades National Park to again be listed as a World Heritage Site In Danger, is endorsing the committee's decision to examine mining threats to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
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