Kyle Johnson gets some serious recognition for his backcountry work . . .
Kyle Johnson’s office is strewn with boots and other hiking gear, along with maps and books related to his real work area — Glacier National Park’s backcountry.
Among his more than 30 years of working in the park in a variety of roles, Johnson has for more than a decade been involved in wilderness management.
That work was recognized this month by the National Park Service with the director’s Wes Henry National Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Individual Award for 2011.