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Glacier National Park Invites Students to Celebrate, Inspire, and Engage Through Art for a Postcard Contest

September 28, 2009, 10:38 am
Glacier National Park’s Education Program and the Glacier Association are again sponsoring a postcard contest for K-12 students. As Glacier approaches its 100th anniversary, the focus for this year’s contest relates to the Centennial themes of “Celebrate, Inspire, and Engage.” In particular, to “engagement” as the next 100 years of Glacier’s future depends on ...

U.N. scientists assess mining threats to Glacier National Park

September 22, 2009, 8:59 am
A team of scientists from the United Nations is visiting Glacier National Park, assessing potential threats posed by mining plans in Canadian wildlands upstream of the park. Glacier, in partnership with adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, was named a World Heritage Site in 1995; that UNESCO designation recognizes the area's spectacular natural resources, ...

Glacier Park classroom: Institute has taught more than 20,000 kids

September 21, 2009, 6:59 am
Every year when elementary school students from the Flathead Valley attend classes at the Glacier Institute's Big Creek Outdoor Education Center, instructors ask them the same question: How many have ever been to Glacier National Park?Without fail, the answer is the same in each class. Only half the students, if not fewer, ...

Only a few more weeks to drive Sun Road

September 8, 2009, 8:03 am
Visitors to Glacier National Park have only a few more weeks to drive across the entire length of the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Park officials say they will close the road from Avalanche to Logan Pass at midnight on Sept. 20 for construction. Hikers and cyclists will be able to go past Avalanche for some ...

Bear education needs more funding

September 3, 2009, 8:35 am
One of Glacier National Park's estimated 1,500 grizzly bears was shot and killed last month after she could not be persuaded to stay away from campgrounds and park officials deemed her a danger to humans. Unfortunately, one of her yearling cubs was inadvertently killed as well after a tranquilizer ...

Glacier National Park

August 31, 2009, 8:09 am
I met a national park ranger who had been traveling the States for the past two years, national park to national park. I jumped on the opportunity. “So what is your favorite park so far?” No sooner had the question escaped my mouth did the ranger belt out, “Glacier ...

Glacier National Park grizzly deaths

August 27, 2009, 7:34 am
Two grizzlies at Montana's Glacier National Park were killed by park officials last week — one, unfortunately, unintentionally.Glacier National Park issued a press release today clarifying that the death of a male grizzly bear cub on Aug. 17 was attributed to a tranquilizer dart injection it received at the time ...

FDR's great-granddaughter re-creates Glacier National Park trip

August 24, 2009, 10:33 am
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — The Obamas are not the only ones with presidential connections to hit national parks this summer.Seventy-five years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled on the newly built Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, his great-granddaughter re-created the journey.Kate Roosevelt of Seattle said the trip allowed her ...

Park Officials Questioned Over Decision to Remove Glacier Grizzlies

August 24, 2009, 7:50 am
The deaths of two grizzly bears in Glacier National Park last week has caused a stir in western Montana as bear biologists evaluate the park’s decision to remove a mother and two of her cubs.Biologist Charles Jonkel of the Great Bear Foundation in Missoula disagreed with the killings and ...

Federal endangered species list could see 29 additions

August 21, 2009, 7:26 am
The news was mixed this week as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would move forward on a review of 29 plant and animal species and assess their inclusion on the federal endangered species list. The fact that the agency is considering listing any species represents a ...

Grizzly sow, yearling cub killed in Glacier National Park

August 19, 2009, 7:34 am
WEST GLACIER - The old grizzly sow was rumbling straight toward a campground full of hikers, chubby cubs laboring along behind, when two rangers simultaneously pulled their triggers.It wasn't the way they'd planned to kill the bear, but there she was, heading for camp, a big wild bear as ...

FDR's great-granddaughter retraces 1934 trip over Going-to-the-Sun Road

August 18, 2009, 7:20 am
Seventy-five years after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled on the newly built Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, his great-granddaughter re-created the journey. Kate Roosevelt of Seattle said the trip allowed her to imagine how things were in 1934. "It's really fun to think of them doing this, just like we are," Kate Roosevelt ...

Glacier National Park prepares for centennial

August 17, 2009, 8:09 am
Glacier National Park Centennial is getting ready to unveil their full, finalized calendar of activities for the 100th anniversary of the nation's 10th oldest national park.Kass Hardy, Glacier Centennial coordinator, said, "We're celebrating the past, we're inspiring personal connections today, and then we're engaging future stewards, so celebrate, inspire, ...

Salazar Says He Hopes to Have Protections for Glacier/Waterton Within a Year

August 13, 2009, 1:50 pm
BLANKENSHIP – Standing near the bridge below the confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork of the Flathead Rivers, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said earlier this week he hopes there can be some type of designation protecting Glacier National Park and the Flathead Basin from upstream natural resource ...

Salazar tours Flathead

August 12, 2009, 8:28 am
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar wants to protect Glacier National Park and the Flathead Basin from upstream natural resource development.He spent Tuesday with Montana's Senators in the Flathead Valley, touring what they call, one of the jewels and treasures of the earth.The Senators say coal, gold and coal bed ...