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Glaciers Shrinking at Montana's Glacier National Park

April 14, 2010, 12:34 pm
In a little more than a month, Montana’s Glacier National Park will mark the centennial of its designation by President Taft as this country’s 10th national park. That’s certainly cause for celebration. Except that the U.S. Geological Survey just released some sobering news: Two more of the park’s 37 ...

The Glacier Institute Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Glacier National Park

March 17, 2010, 8:37 am
Glacier National Park is quickly approaching its 100th anniversary – let the celebration begin! Glacier invites you to explore its land and discover the relevance and meaning of its million acres to your life. Since 1983, The Glacier Institute, a private nonprofit, has been providing hands-on, field-based educational adventures to ...

Glacier National Park: Staying Safe in Bear Country

March 9, 2010, 12:14 pm
Bear tracks and a freshly dug hole in the snow indicate some bears are awake and venturing out looking for food in and around Glacier National Park.  During the first week of March, there have been three separate sightings of bear tracks throughout the park. Tracks and a large ...

Glacier-area inn's locomotive turned luxury lodging now boarding

February 23, 2010, 10:18 am
Outside the Izaak Walton Inn near Essex, near the boundary of Glacier National Park, guests can stay overnight in a locomotive converted to luxury lodging. "It's never been done before," said Tom Lambrecht, whose day job is general director of locomotives for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Fort Worth, ...

A gift to critters and clean water from Great White North

February 10, 2010, 7:57 am
The British Columbia government announced Monday it will not allow mining development in the Flathead River, which adjoins U.S. and Canadian national parks and boasts the cleanest water of any major Northwest river. The decision is a major victory for Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. He has warned that mines and ...

Gold Discovery Stirs Fear About Effects to Glacier NP's Headwaters

December 18, 2009, 7:58 am
A Canadian mining company's discovery last week of high-grade gold deposits north of Glacier National Park has raised alarm among environmentalists that development of the deposits could imperil Montana's Flathead River Valley and fragment North America's most prized grizzly habitat. The discovery by MAX Resource Corp. of Vancouver, about 10 ...

100 Days in Glacier National Park

December 7, 2009, 8:30 am
Glacier Park Magazine editor Chris Peterson undertook a project to take photos of Montana's Glacier National Park over 100 consecutive days, starting on May 1, 2009, for a traveling photo show in 2010 to commemorate Glacier's Centennial.'s photo blog, "The Big Picture," has posted some of the highlights. The ...

Three Stunning National Park Images in Today's 'Big Picture'

November 23, 2009, 11:31 am
Today's Big Picture photo essay on features images from National Geographic's International Photography Contest. Here at we're glad to see that three of the 25 featured photos were taken in our national parks! One features Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, one features Wild Goose Island ...

Work at Many Glacier Lodge set for 2011

November 17, 2009, 7:41 am
A spokeswoman for Glacier National Park says work to correct health and safety issues at the Many Glacier Lodge will begin in a year. Amy Vanderbilt says a contract hasn't yet been awarded for the work, but that it will likely begin next fall. Last April, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced ...

Stimulus money means more Going-to-the-Sun Road work

November 9, 2009, 8:33 am
Federal stimulus funds mean more construction on Glacier National Park's famed Going-to-the-Sun Road next year, and more construction means more delays. Park officials already had planned road reconstruction work high on the west side of the Continental Divide in 2010, between Big Bend and Logan Pass. Now, with $27.6 million in additional stimulus money, crews ...

The eponymous highlights of Glacier National Park are fast disappearing

November 2, 2009, 7:23 am
Like the long tail of a sleeping dragon, northwestern Montana's jagged peaks snake their way across several hundred square miles of ancient glacial plains. At first glance, this slice of the Northern Rockies, with its massive flanks carpeted by Douglas fir, spruce and lodgepole pine, looks perfectly healthy. But above the tree line, decades of ...

Historical Society spotlights park's past Glacier: A park with a past

November 2, 2009, 7:16 am
If each year was a page, Glacier National Park's storybook would stack as high as 400,000 copies of the entire Harry Potter series. Spanning 1.6 billion years, Glacier's tale is one of tremendous pressure, bubbling lava, rifts in the earth that separated even the hardest rock and diamond-sharp icebergs carving peaks and valleys.But just as dramatic ...

Glacer Park wants comments on wildlife viewing in Many Glacier Valley

November 2, 2009, 7:07 am
The spectacular Many Glacier Valley has long been understood as one of the nation's most biologically important crossroads, the place where mountain slope meets prairie meadow, where three great drainages converge and several vegetation zones overlap. It is home to a remarkable assemblage of wildlife, and also to hundreds of thousands of Glacier National Park ...

National park visitors boost Montana’s tourism stats

October 19, 2009, 8:37 am
Montana's summer tourism season wasn't as bad as expected - and was far better than in surrounding states and most of the rest of the country. It helped that visitor numbers at the major national parks in Montana soared above those for the 2008 season. Visitation was bolstered by locals vacationing closer to home ...

Glacier Superintendent: Designate Park as a Wilderness

October 6, 2009, 9:08 am
The superintendent of Glacier National Park says the park should be formally designated as a wilderness area where new roads and other development would be prohibited. Glacier Superintendent Chas Cartwright is scheduled to speak about the idea Tuesday evening at the Blackfoot River Brewing Company in Helena. The proposed Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act ...