The Results are in: 2014 was a Record Year for National Parks

The numbers have been finalized, and 2014 was officially the busiest year in the history of the National Park System in the United States. Last year, more than 294 million people visited America’s national parks, beating the 2013 figure by more than 20 million. This 20 million person increase over the previous year also ties […]

The Threat Glacier National Park Faces from Global Warming

Glacier National Park is perhaps one of the best places in America to witness the impact that global warming is having on the delicate ecosystems of the world. Once lined with over 150 glaciers, the park only features about 25 glaciers today, and fears abound that even that number may be rapidly declining. Even more […]

Don’t Miss the World Parks Congress Presentation on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, January 21st, from 12pm – 1pm,  the World Parks Congress is holding a free brown bag luncheon at the community building in West Glacier that will be open to the public, presented by the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. This luncheon will be highlighted by Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow […]

Glacier National Park Receives 21 Historic Paintings

Glacier National Park recently acquired 21 historic, original paintings thanks to a donation from Glacier Park, Inc. The paintings, which are all believed to have been created between 1909-1915, have been on display at Lake McDonald Lodge, Many Glacier Hotel, Rising Sun Motor Inn and the Two Medicine Campstore in the park. The paintings were originally commissioned […]

Make the most of Winter with Snowshoe Walks through Glacier National Park

Starting on Saturday, January 10th, Glacier National Park will be offering guided showshoe walks through the park, offered every weekend through Sunday, March 22nd. Every Saturday and Sunday, beginning next weekend, the public can join in on 2-hour, ranger-led showshoe treks through Glacier National Park’s incomparable winter environment. The program is free, but if you […]

Land Bordering Glacier National Park Benefits From Senate Land Deal

A 383,267 acre plot bordering Glacier National Park is safe from energy development thanks to a collection of national public land bills passed by the U.S. Senate last week. The North Fork of the Flathead River area was protected against development in a bill that was presented to Senate alongside eight other Montana-specific pieces of […]

Melting Glaciers Threaten Rare Glacier National Park Insect

Glacier National Park Study Reveals Impacts of Global Warming A  rare species of aquatic insect found only in Glacier National Park has become a focus for environmentalists in their campaign to highlight the impacts of rising temperatures around the globe. Melting glaciers and rising temperatures in the park’s streams and rivers have shrunk the habitat […]

Popular Television Program Highlights Glacier National Park

Some of the most recognized and popular spots in Glacier National Park were documented and aired to thousands this week thanks to a mini series aired on the CW television network. The Glacier National Park feature, which documents an epic backpacking trip through iconic Glacier destinations, is part of the Rock the Park television series. […]

Native American Tribes Bordering Glacier Seek Protection For Sacred Lands

A section of the Glacier National Park wilderness area may be protected from energy development thanks to a recent proclamation signed by representatives from several Native American tribes. Signed by tribal chiefs and leaders representing the Blackfoot Confederacy, the proclamation seeks protection for the Badger-Two Medicine area from energy development. The proclamation aligns the Confederacy […]

Glacier National Park Shatters Attendance Record

31-Year Attendance Record Broken With Time To Spare Thanks to the millions of visitors that visited the park this year, 2014 has just become a historical year for Glacier National Park. The previous record for the most visitations in a single year was held in 1983 when 2,203,847 people came through the park. This record […]