Glacier National Park

Consider 2012 "Entrance Fee Free Days" When Planning Your National Park Adventures

True, the entrance fees at national parks are a tiny part of the overall cost of visiting a park. But if you can schedule your 2012 trip to get in free during one of National Park Service's entrance-fee-free days, why not?

Call To Action: Updating The Leopold Report For National Parks in the 21st Century

Nearly 50 years after it was completed, the Leopold Report on wildlife management in the national parks is perhaps overdue for revisions to take into account the realities of climate change, sprawl, and greater visitation to the parks.

Reader Participation Day: How Do You Decide Which National Parks To Visit?

With the snows of winter on their way, most people are bringing an end to this year's travels and looking ahead to 2012. Which has us wondering: How do you decide which national parks to put on your travel calendar?

Call To Action: Building A $1 Billion Endowment For The National Parks

An initiative to build a $1 billion endowment for national parks in these distressed economic times is bold and ambitious, one that could do much good for a National Park System that Congress has been unable, or unwilling, to fully fund. But it won't happen overnight, and it will take continued support from administrations yet to be elected.

Remembering Roger Kennedy: The Accessible Wild In Science and Religion

The impact the late-National Park Service Director Roger Kennedy had on the National Park Service won't be lost and can't be overestimated. In his 2008 book, Wildfire and Americans; How to Save Lives, Property, and Your Tax Dollars, Mr. Kennedy measured the values of both science and faith in protecting wildness. He presented the following talk, portions of which came from that book, in 2006 during an appearance at the University of New England.

Climate Study Points To Much Warmer Summers, Less Snow, For Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, like Glacier National Park, will endure hotter summers, and less snowy winters, in the coming decades due to climate change, according to projections made by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.

Reader Participation Day: What Was Your Most Memorable Ranger-Led Experience in the National Parks This Year?

What was your most memorable ranger-led activity in the National Park System this year?

Photographer Shive Honored With Ansel Adams Award

Ian Shive, who has traveled the National Park System to capture its unique and spectacular landscapes in his cameras' viewfinders, has been honored with the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

Travel In Style With National Park Foundation Branded Luggage

There are lots of ways to show-off your love for the national parks, from park-specific hats and pins to T-shirts. Now, through a deal orchestrated by the National Park Foundation, you can travel in style with national park-branded luggage.

National Park Service Working With IUCN To Bolster National Park Protection World-Wide

Though the national park movement is more than a century old, efforts are ongoing to support that movement and enhance the protection of national park lands globally. Recently the National Park Service bolstered those efforts by agreeing to work with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature on the support of parks and other protected areas world-wide.

Reader Participation Day: How Many National Parks Do You Want To Visit In Your Lifetime?

Is 'bagging all of the national parks' a goal you've set for yourself?

Website Launched To Garner Support For Protection Of Public Lands Around Glacier National Park

With hopes of building more support to protect the fragile landscapes surrounding Glacier National Park from mining, a coalition of non-profit groups has launched a website to promote legislation to safeguard the region.

National Park Service Issues 5-Year "Call To Action" Plan For Moving Toward Its Second Century

A more expansive, and inclusive, National Park System, stronger educational outreach, and a revised approach for managing today's natural and cultural resource challenges are among goals laid out in a blueprint for leading the National Park Service into its second century.

More Than 105,000 Sign NPCA's Petition In Support of National Park Funding

Memo to Congress: Don't cut national park funding.

Mannheim Steamroller Celebrates Glacier National Park in New CD

In "True Wilderness, a Glacier National Park Celebration," Mannheim Steamroller composer Chip Davis has returned to the national parks and come away with a moving celebration of nature.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

Are Hunters Good Wildlife Stewards When It Comes To Wolves? Not According To This Study

A new study likely to be controversial in some quarters suggests that hunters are not especially good wildlife stewards when the wildlife in question are wolves.
The Birth of the National Park Service: The Founding Years, 1913-33 (Institute of the American West books) This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

Where Can You Enjoy The Best Wildlife Experiences In the National Park System?

Here at the Traveler we put our heads together to come up with a list of where best to watch wildlife in the National Park System. We're sure you can help us grow this list.

Hiker Injured by Grizzly Bear at Glacier National Park

A hiker was injured by a grizzly bear in the Many Glacier area at Glacier National Park on Friday. The the 50-year male hiker was hiking alone on the trail from Many Glacier to Piegan Pass when he encountered a sow grizzly with one sub-adult at about 12 noon on Friday.

Clues Point To Hiker Who Vanished In Glacier National Park in 2008

Clues possibly shuttled downslope by water and avalanches might hold the answer to what happened to a 27-year-old hiker who went missing in Glacier National Park three years ago.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Mountain Goats At Glacier National Park

Want to see some mountain goats? Mountain goats so close you won't need a spotting scope or a 600-millimeter lens? Head to Logan Pass at Glacier National Park. The goats will be waiting, guaranteed.

Highline Trail In Glacier National Park Now Open For Hikers, But Watch Your Footing!

The popular Highline Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park is now open, but it's still covered by ice and snow in places, so watch your footing!

National Park Road Trip 2011: Videos On Glacier National Park's Interior Lodges

Just a short note to all you lodging junkies and David and Kay Scott fans out there to let you know we've finally inserted the videos to their post on Swiftcurrent and Rising Sun motor inns and the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.

Updated: Fall From Grinnell Glacier Trail Kills Hiker In Glacier National Park

The dangers of snowfields, perhaps unexpected at mid-summer, played out in Glacier National Park when a hiker died from injuries sustained in a slide down a snow-covered slope off the Grinnell Glacier Trail.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pines Need Help From Climate Change, But Will Have To Wait

Whitebark pine trees, a foundation species that grows high in the upper reaches of parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon, is in need of Endangered Species Act protection from climate change, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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In Case You Didn't Hear: Going-to-the-Sun Road In Glacier National Park Open End-to-End

In case you're wondering and haven't heard, the entire length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is now open to wheeled traffic, and is expected to stay open for the foreseeable future, barring snowstorms.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

Olympic National Park's Mountain Goat Plan Warns Of Dangers of Urinating On Hiking Trails

With hopes of preventing another fatal encounter between a hiker and a mountain goat, Olympic National Park officials will urge hikers not to urinate on trails, as the salty deposits in effect become "long linear salt licks."
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