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2025 PARK PROJECTS

Ayuda a fundar proyectos y programas críticos que preservan y protegen Glacier.

Naturaleza, Vida Silvestre, y Maravilla

En actuar ahora, podemos ayudar garantizar que la naturaleza de Glacier permanezca salvaje, que la vida silvestre sea protegida, y que su maravilla inspire futuros amantes de Glacier.

Superintendent Dave Roemer

Superintendente de Glacier

David M. Roemer

"Estos proyectos cuentan una historia de una colaboración dinámica entre el Glacier Conservancy y el Parque Nacional de los Glaciares que esta haciendo un diferencia in nuestra compartida misión de proteger este paisaje majestuoso y ecosistema vibrante para que nuestros hijos y nietos puedan tener el parque como nosotros lo tuvimos."

Naturaleza

Inversiones en la preservación de la naturaleza resultan en desarrollos que benefician poblaciones de vida silvestre, recursos naturales y culturales, y el ecosistema en general.

Orange and yellow flower growing on rocky mountain ridge.

Preservación de Ecosistemas con Plantas Nativas

Fondos Necesitados: $71,850
Este proyecto va a monitorear plantas alpinas y de humedales, comunidades vegetativas alpinas, y especies praderas dentro del parque.

Con estos estudios, podemos encontrar patrones y tendencias de la especies nativas en Glacier para informar futuros esfuerzos de conservación y combatir el cambio climático.

A gray and black bird sitting on top of a tree with a pine cone in its mouth.

Pino de Corteza Blanca y Clark's Cascanueces

Fondos Necesitados:
Sin pinos de corteza blanca, los Cascanueces Clark no tendrán comida para sostener esfuerzos de crianza. Sin los Cascanueces Clark, los Pinos de Corteza Blanca no tendrán manera de dispersar sus semillas. La perdida de los pinos a la candente oxidación exótica pudiera colapsar está relación.

Con plantando ciertos Pinos de Corteza Blanca identificados como naturalmente y genéticamente resistente a la oxidación exótica, el equipo de Glacier's Native Plant Restoration staff puede restaurar saludable, funcionales ecosistemas de pinos de Corteza Blanca.

A person hiking on a trail with a screen attached to their backpack.

Restaurando el Caracter Salvaje

Fondos Necesitados:106,100
Un proyecto en el 2022 de cartografía revelo áreas donde características salvajes no desarrolladas fueron degradas por las instalaciones y la continuada existencia de estructuras no relacionadas a la recreación.

El Coordinador del Campo Salvaje colaborará con internos y voluntarios, y empleados de arqueología y archivos, para revisar, planear, y implementar la eliminación y rehabilitación de las amenazas al salvaje de Glacier.

A park ranger holding an ipad.

Preserving Glacier’s Wilderness

Fondos Necesitados: $168,000
Glacier’s wilderness has seen a dramatic increase in visitation that requires staff to preserve, protect, and educate on these resources.

This project will promote personal and professional growth for the wilderness unit’s seasonal workforce in areas of leadership, field experience, and career development, therefore incentivizing rangers to return to Glacier each summer and retain institutional knowledge.

A ranger putting a can in a recycling bin.

Improving Recycling and Sustainability

Fondos Necesitados: $58,000
This project will support a Sustainability Educator from the Montana Conservation Corps Big Sky Watershed Conservation Internship program who will work to identify areas of improvement in park operations, contribute to comprehensive public outreach programs, and seek partnership opportunities to further park sustainability efforts. In addition, funding will assist development of Glacier’s Climate Action Plan.

 

A trout underwater with colored rocks in the background.

Conserving Native Fish Habitat

Fondos Necesitados: $60,000
Dovetailing with bison reintroduction, a collaborative effort to restore aboriginal Westslope Cutthroat Trout (WCT) populations east of the Continental Divide is underway.

This project will further determine the distribution and abundance of remaining genetically pure WCT populations on the landscape and identify areas for potential restoration and conservation actions. In addition, baseline data will be collected to inform biologists how bison reintroduction affects stream health.

The roof of a cabin covered in several feet of snow.

Rebuild Granite Park Backcountry Cabin

Fondos Necesitados: $70,000
This project will rebuild and expand the footprint of the Granite Park backcountry cabin that was destroyed by snow creep in 2018.

The cabin is used by trail crews, backcountry rangers, wildlife researchers, and maintenance crews. The absence of the cabin has greatly impacted operations in the area.

 

A person hosing off a kayak.

Preventing Catastrophic Mussel Infestation

Fondos Necesitados: $80,000
It’s hard to overestimate what is at stake in preventing the introduction of invasive mussels into the park’s pristine waters and more broadly, to the ecosystem of the Columbia River Basin.

This project supports a robust public-private partnership that leverages state, federal, and private funds to keep the Columbia River Basin free of destructive invasive species.

Vida Silvestre

Inversiones en la preservación de la biodiversidad, promueven la abundancia de la vida silvestre y exitosamente defienden contra amenazas potenciales.

A grizzly bear looking into the distance.

Mejorando la Capacidad del Manejo de Osos

Fondos Necesitados: $75,000
Preservando y protegiendo los Osos del parque mientras recibiendo millones de visitantes anualmente, ha sido un reto de mucho tiempo.

La Division de Ciencias y Manejo de Recursos necesita asistencia creando capacidad de personal, entrenamiento, suministros, y equipo. Este proyecto busca fondos para ayudar con estas capacidades y mantener un program de clase mundial del Manejo de Osos.

A person holding a bird to band it.

MAPS: Monitoreo de Aves, Producción, y Supervivencia

Fondos Necesitados: $13,000
En total, 77 especies de aves han sido detectadas en la estación de MAPS desde su principio en el 2020.

La estación de MAPS en el parque fue iniciada en el 2020 y sigue en operación gracias al apoyo de donantes. Durante la temporada de reproducción, un equipo de biólogos, pasantes, y voluntarios juntaron datos esenciales sobre aves durante un periodo de 10 días. Los datos contribuyen a la base de datos de aves anilladas del USGS para que los biólogos puedan encontrar dónde se anillaron las aves y viceversa. 

A herd of iinnii running towards mountains.

Iniciativa Iinnii: Programa de Apoyo Range Rider

Fondos Necesitados: $20,000
Este proyecto apoya el Programa Guardián de la Nación Blackfeet de Range Riders Montés cual apoya la continuación de la reintroducción de bisontes nativos al paisaje.

Fondos para este proyecto apoya los esfuerzos tribales en consiguiendo otros socios para el desarrollo de una estrategia sostenible de largo plazo para la recaudación de fondos, y también para cumplir metas iniciales del programa Range Rider.

Three elk and a bison grazing on grass with mountains and a sunrise in the background.

Protecting Glacier from Emerging Wildlife Diseases

Fondos Necesitados: $95,320
This project allows Glacier to increase monitoring for chronic wasting disease and other highly infectious wildlife diseases in and adjacent to the park in cooperation with the State of Montana and the Blackfeet Nation while developing disease response plans to guide management actions in a systematic, planned approach.

A pika sitting on a rock in Glacier National Park.

Pikas and Climate Change

Fondos Necesitados: $122,620
In addition to re-surveying 300 pika habitat patches, this project will help conduct cutting-edge genetic analyses.

Through these analyses, the park can better understand how pikas are responding to climate change and create a blueprint that highlights pika connectivity ‘hotspots’ for targeted conservation and management.

Three people on a boat measuring fish.

Preserving Glacier’s Native Trout

Fondos Necesitados: $24,000
In partnership with Blackfeet Fish & Game, Glacier National Park is working to protect native Westslope Cutthroat Trout (WCT) in Midvale Creek spanning the park and Blackfeet boundary.

Throughout this multi-year project, fisheries experts will use cutting edge genetic tools to selectively remove invasive fish and restore healthy WCT populations.

A hand holding a little brown bat with it's mouth open.

Bracing for White-nose Syndrome

Fondos Necesitados: $30,000
Due to the rapid spread of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) in bats across Montana, it is anticipated that Glacier will see WNS within the park soon.

This project will increase monitoring and testing, implement disease response plans working in collaboration with federal, state, and tribal partners, assess changes in bat species and abundance, and increase public awareness of WNS and bats.

Bear crossing a road with cars in background.

Conserving Waterbirds Using Cutting-Edge Science

Fondos Necesitados: $73,000
Glacier lacks baseline data on most birds considered species of concern.

This project uses camera traps, environmental DNA (e-DNA), and ground surveys to gather critical data on Harlequin Ducks, Barrow’s Goldeneyes, Hooded Mergansers, and Great Blue Herons.

Maravilla

Investments in curriculum-based education, interpretation, environmental science education, and community engagement that foster future park stewards.

Two smiling junior rangers holding up their badges.

Programa Veranero para Juventud

Fondos Necesitados: $52,250
Cada año, Glacier distribuye más de 20,000 libros de Júnior Guardabosques y 15,000 medallas a los niños que participan durante el verano.

El Programa de Júnior Guardabosques es el programa más popular para la juventud en el Servicio de los Parques Nacionales y es una manera importante para conectar, inspirar, y involucrar a nuestros futuros administradores de los parques.

Con el apoyo de nuestros donantes, el Glacier Conservancy financiará miles de libros de Júnior Guardabosques y medallas. Es una de las varias maneras en las que tu apoyo ayuda a que niños tengan una experiencia especial en el Parque Nacional de los Glaciares

A child holding up a fox fur.

Comunidad y Juventud

Fondos Necesitados: $44,028
Este proyecto creará esfuerzos que brinden comunidad, participación de la juventud, y oportunidades para los grupos no desatendidos.

Funding will allow outreach to diverse audiences through educational programming and work projects, as well as give the volunteer office capacity to support programs such as the Native America Speaks Residency program, Artist-in-Residence Program and continued efforts to share programming and volunteer efforts between Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks.

A ranger standing in front of a group of children with their hands raised.

Educación Liderada por Guardabosques

Fondos Necesitados: $248,730
In one year Glacier can see up to 10,000 students.

This grant ensures that school groups enter the park for free and the park is able to provide ranger-led field trips, classroom visits, and distance learning programs. Funding will provide staffing, equipment, and supplies to ensure that school groups enter the park for free for educational, engaging, and fun field trips.

Grassy hillside with flowers in front of mountains.

Invernadero Cooperativo en Blackfeet Colegio Comunitario

Fondos Necesitados: $100,000
In an ongoing commitment to foster cooperative relationships with the Blackfeet Nation, this project provides opportunities for the park to directly assist and provide guidance based on its native plant propagation protocols.

Glacier’s Native Plant Restoration program will assist staff and students, all of whom are members of the tribal community, with the building of the greenhouse structure and seed collection procedures. The goal of this project is to propagate and grow native plants that are of cultural significance and species that are specifically beneficial for restoration efforts.

A group of people wearing waders with their arms raised.

Piikuni Lands Service Corps Partnership

Funding Needed: $55,244
The Piikuni Lands Service Corps engages Blackfeet youth and young adults in paid summer programs where participants deepen their relationship to ancestral lands while developing essential job skills.

This program is a culturally engaged model guided by the Blackfeet community with intentionality around creating a structure that speaks directly to Blackfeet youth.

A person in an off-road wheelchair on a boardwalk.

Trail of the Cedars Accessibility Improvements

Funding Needed: $22,000
This project will expand the accessibility of one of the most popular hikes in Glacier, the Trail of the Cedars.

Funding will allow for the reestablishment of a fully accessible spur trail from the easternmost handicapped parking area at the Avalanche Campground to the Trail of the Cedars Loop. The entire spur trail will be resurfaced by removing deteriorating asphalt and replacing it with StaLok, a natural decomposed granite and crushed stone paving material that is fully accessible.

A ranger giving a high-five to a student getting on a bus.

Travel Grants for Field Trips

Funding Needed: $17,600
This project removes barriers and provides more access to field trips in the park through transportation grants to schools wishing to participate in ranger-led, curriculum-based programs or for service-learning projects.

A ranger showing a map to a visitor.

Visitor Communication Support

Funding Needed: $130,000
This project supports communication efforts focused on development, implementation, and outreach regarding visitor trip planning.

A ranger holding a grizzly bear skull.

Glacier Institute Course Scholarship for NPS Staff

Funding Needed: $4,000
This grant provides funding to allow park employees to receive valuable professional development and gain a greater understanding of the park.

Learn about Glacier Institute

Two camp participants looking for bugs on the ground.

STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls

Funding Needed: $13,800
This camp provides life-long skills in leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving for 12-15 year old girls.

Participants work on a variety of scientific topics including archaeology and scientific investigation.

Learn about STEAM Camp

Two researchers analyzing a bear sculpture.

Connecting to Park History

Funding Needed: $46,811
By adding capacity to the park’s archives team, this project helps to connect the public with unique park resources preserved in the museum and archives, both in person and virtually.

People in a greenhouse learning about a plant.

Native Plant Preservation Through Youth Engagement

Fondos Necesitados: $89,375
This grant engages youth to get them involved in conservation with a specific focus on native plants.

These internships provide a hands-on opportunity while educating students on the importance of conservation of native species.

Three exhibit signs at Logan Pass with a mountain in the background.

Native Languages on Signs and Interpretive Displays

Funding Needed: $50,000

In 2023, Glacier National Park, Department of the Interior, Blackfeet Nation, and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation began an initiative to preserve and acknowledge indigenous associations within the landscape.

This project continues efforts to restore authentic language on park signage and other media to enrich the visitor experience and encourage exploration, leading to more discovery and deeper appreciation for a sense of place.

A ranger standing in front of a melting glacier.

Enhancing Climate Change Interpretation

Funding Needed: $58,000

The purpose of this project is to provide opportunities for visitors to learn about climate change, its impacts, and the innovative solutions being developed by both the park and the local community.

Funding will provide two interpretive park ranger staff dedicated to researching, developing, and presenting park-specific climate change ranger programs, drop-in programs, and roving opportunities aimed at the public in a variety of venues, locations, and formats.

Two students putting the trim on a door for employee housing.

School-to-Park Program Support

Funding Needed: $3,000
Through a partnership with the Columbia Falls High School, students learn building trades skills while constructing cabins for park employee housing.

This project will fund tool belts for kids participating in the program to use and take with them once they graduate.

Three workers on the ground building a turnpike.

Glacier Conservation Corps

Funding Needed: $114,542
El Glacier Conservation Corps brings youth to the park to be land stewards and contribute hours of service to assist with critical park projects including invasive weed control, trail maintenance, and citizen science data collection.

Park rangers from Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Park standing next to a border obelisk.

Interpreting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

Funding Needed: $23,700
This project will showcase the 1932 establishment of the first International Peace Park.

Collaborative interpretive programming at Goat Haunt, other areas of Glacier National Park, and Waterton Lakes National Park, provides a terrific opportunity to illustrate the many ways that the National Park Service and Parks Canada work together to protect and preserve the Crown of the Continent ecosystem beyond borders.

Park rangers from Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Park standing next to a border obelisk.

Headwaters Season Five

Funding Needed: $95,245
Headwaters, Glacier National Park’s own binge-worthy podcast, prepares visitors for a safe and enriching trip to Glacier while also interpreting the science and history of the park in new ways and with diverse voices.

Listen to Headwaters

A dancer before a crowd.

Native America Speaks and Tribal Community Engagement

Fondos Necesitados: $137,240
This program focuses on strengthening and sustaining relationships with local tribal communities, Glacier’s first peoples and original stewards.

Funding supports the award winning Native America Speaks program and other important aspects of the tribal engagement initiative.

Grassy hillside with flowers in front of mountains.

Wheeler Property Preservation

Funding Needed: $122,000
This project will provide capstone funding for a multi-year, $750,000 project to restore the historic cabin.

The cabin will operate as the Waterton Glacier International Peace Center at Wheeler Cabin. The restored site will provide interpretation for park visitors about the rich history of the Wheeler story, will serve as a day-use center for leaders, academics, non-profits and other groups to gather to discuss important issues of the day, and provide a meaningful space for the park to host workshops promoting conservation through the use of the environmental peacebuilding framework.

A ranger on YouTube.

Promoting Science Education for Park Visitors

Funding Needed: $88,000
This project will provide funding for a fourth season of the award-winning Glacier Science Video Series as well as development of an array of web-based products to promote science literacy and public understanding of park research.

A ranger talking to a group of visitors on the trail.

Developing Visitor Use Management Strategies

Funding Needed: $141,770
Understanding how to preserve park resources and enhance visitor experiences through visitor use management is a central focus at Glacier.

This project will provide staff capacity, address data gaps, and support planning efforts.

Trail crew workers moving materials to build an accessible trail.

Swiftcurrent Accessible Trail

Funding Needed: $107,000
This grant supports ongoing work to create a fully accessible loop around Swiftcurrent Lake and provide accessibility to the boat dock at Lake Josephine.

In 2024, this work will focus on the section of trail north of the boat dock working towards Grinnell Picnic Area.

Learn about accessibility in Glacier

Citizen scientists looking through a scope and entering data on a phone.

Citizen Science: Engaging Diverse Visitors in Data Collection

Funding Needed: $170,000
The citizen science program will build on past successes to reach out to new and diverse groups to expand opportunities for citizen science engagement and refine tools for utilizing technology to increase the efficiency and accuracy of data collection.

A crowd holding colored flashlight in the dark with mountains in the background.

Half the Park Happens After Dark

Funding Needed: $102,880
Support for this project helps the park maintain a long-term commitment to preserving dark skies by funding on-site astronomy volunteers and interns, astronomy education programs, astronomy events, and the operation of Glacier’s Dusty Star Observatory.

Guía de Fondos Para Proyectos 2024

Mapas de Proyectos

Map of Glacier with 2024 projects.
Maravilla
    1. Programa Veranero para Juventud
    2. Comunidad y Juventud
    3. Educación Liderada por Guardabosques
    4. Invernadero Cooperativo en Blackfeet Colegio Comunitario
    5. Preservación de Plantas Nativas a Través la Juventud
    6. Native America Speaks y Participación Comunal
    7. Piikuni Lands Service Corps Partnership
    8. Native Languages on Signs and Interpretive Displays
    9. Wheeler Property Preservation
    10. Trail of the Cedars Accessibility Improvements
    11. Enhancing Climate Change Interpretation
    12. Promoting Science Education for Park Visitors
    13. Travel Grants for Field Trips
    14. School-to-Park Program Support
    15. Developing Visitor Use Management Strategies
    16. Visitor Communication Support
    17. Glacier Conservation Corps
    18. Swiftcurrent Accessible Trail
    19. Glacier Institute Course Scholarships for NPS Staff
    20. Interpreting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
    21. Citizen Science: Engaging Diverse Visitors in Data Collection
    22. STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls
    23. Headwaters Season Five
    24. Half the Park Happens After Dark
    25. Connecting to Park History
Vida Silvestre
  1. Mejorando la Capacidad del Manejo de Osos
  2. MAPS: Monitoreo de Aves, Producción, y Supervivencia
  3. Iniciativa Iinnii: Programa de Apoyo Range Rider
  4. Protecting Glacier from Emerging Wildlife Diseases
  5. Preserving Glacier’s Native Trout
  6. Conserving Waterbirds Using Cutting-Edge Science
  7. Pikas and Climate Change
  8. Bracing for White-nose Syndrome                
Naturaleza
  1. Preservación de Ecosistemas con Plantas Nativas
  2. Restoring Keystone Species: Whitebark Pine & Clark’s Nutcrackers
  3. Restaurando el Caracter Salvaje
  4. Preserving Glacier’s Wilderness
  5. Conserving Native Fish Habitat
  6. Preventing Catastrophic Mussel Infestation
  7. Improving Recycling and Sustainability
  8. Rebuild Granite Park Backcountry Cabin

2024 Park Projects

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Astronomy in Glacier

Astronomy in Glacier

Visitors look through a telescope during an astronomy program at the Dusty Star Observatory. Glacier National Park is a special place for so many reasons: towering mountains, pristine waters, wondrous wildlife, and human history. But sitting in the parking lot of the...

Sperry chalet during sunset with a mountain goat nearby.

Sperry Chalet Complete

When the Sperry Chalet dormitory building was lost to the Sprague Fire in August 2017, the Glacier National Park Conservancy established the Sperry Action Fund to help restore the historic structure. Thanks to Sperry lovers around the world, the chalet reopened in the summer of 2020.

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