Like fur-covered ghosts they silently stalk the forests of Glacier National Park.
Little is known about the population of Canada Lynx — rarely glimpsed by visitors — that make the Crown of the Continent their home, but a recently completed three-year scientific study is hoping to change that.
The first-ever comprehensive lynx population survey in the park, funded by the Glacier National Park Conservancy and conducted in collaboration with Alissa Anderson, John Waller and Dr. Dan Thornton, hopes to finally shed light on mysterious feline’s population densities and preferred habitat inside Glacier National Park…
Glacier Park is again offering their popular snowshoe walks this year starting Saturday, January 10. Here’s the core of the press release . . .
Glacier National Park is offering winter snowshoe walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning Saturday, January 10, Winter Trails Day. This day is celebrated throughout the country as an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and discover the fitness and social benefits of outdoor activities. The snowshoe walks will continue through Sunday, March 22.
The public is invited to join the two-hour, ranger-led snowshoe excursions into the park’s winter environment. The program is free. Participants are encouraged to bring snowshoes or they are available to rent for a nominal fee at the Apgar Visitor Center. Participants should wear sturdy winter boots, dress in layers for a variety of winter conditions, and bring water and snacks.
This year, the walks will begin and conclude at the relocated Apgar Visitor Center. There is no group size limit and reservations are not accepted. The snowshoe walks are suitable for varying ages and abilities, but are not recommended for children under age 6.
The snowshoe walks are presented in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy…
Glacier Park leaders, vendors and supporters gave a presentation on this year’s efforts at a gathering sponsored by the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce . . .
Glacier National Park is heading into a year of significant changes that should be for the better from the perspective of visitors, three park leaders said Thursday at a gathering sponsored by the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce.
Glacier Superintendent Jeff Mow led off the group, describing how the biggest changes will involve integrating a new general park concessions contractor and working with a newly formed philanthropical partner, the Glacier National Park Conservancy.
“I’m very big on being collaborative,” Mow said. “There’s a lot that the National Park Service can’t do in a national park. It really takes a team.”