Columbia Falls Community Market

Columbia Falls Coop 830 1st Ave W, Columbia Falls, MT

Come say hello to the Glacier Conservancy at the Columbia Falls Community Market. 

Fire Lookouts with Writer Amy Grisak

Details: Learn all about fire lookouts and their history – plus their current role – in Glacier National Park. Join writer Amy Grisak while she discusses her fascinating work writing a book about fire lookouts. Watch the Zoom conversation with Amy Grisak here.

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Glacier Book Club: The Weight of Night

About The Book: In a land sculpted by glaciers, the forest is on fire. Thick smoke chokes the mountain air and casts an apocalyptic glow over the imposing peaks and vistas of Montana’s Glacier National Park. When firefighters are called in to dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, a crew member is shocked […]

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Bighorn Sheep with Dr. Elizabeth Flesch

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:30PM MDTDr. Elizabeth Flesch Details: Learn all about the amazing lives of bighorn sheep and how the changing landscape affects them. Join researcher Dr. Elizabeth Flesch while she discusses her fascinating work studying the region's bighorn sheep populations.Join Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, on Zoom and have a discussion with Dr. […]

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Glacier Book Club: Wild River Pioneers

About The Book: Follow author John Fraley as he reconstructs the events surrounding the exciting pioneer history and spectacular landscape of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River Drainage in and around the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier National Park. In Wild River Pioneers, Fraley brings alive the history of Montana’s wildest river drainage by telling […]

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Winold Reiss Exhibit Conversation

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 6:00PM MDTWinold Reiss Experts Details: A special fall Glacier Conversation about Winold Reiss to include Prof. Heather Caverhill (University of Alberta, Department of Art Design), Prof. Julie Levin Caro (a contributor to the recent Reiss book The Multiculturalism of Winold Reiss), and Marilyn Kushner (Curator, New York Historical Society Museum […]

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Glacier Book Club: Home Waters

About The Book: In the spirit of his father’s beloved classic A River Runs Through It comes a gorgeous chronicle of a family and the land they call home: Home Waters is John N. Maclean’s meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana’s Blackfoot River, where four generations of Macleans have fished, bonded, and drawn timeless […]

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Adventure Photography with Jordan Lefler

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:30PM MSTAdventure Photography with Jordan Lefler Details: Jordan Lefler is an adventure photographer and filmmaker who spends a lot of his time capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of Glacier. Jordan is a second descendant of the Salish tribe and has lived most his life on the Flathead Indian Reservation. He will […]

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Glacier Book Club: Four Fifths a Grizzly

Veteran environmental writer Douglas Chadwick presents an engaging series of personal essays that argue for the amazing interconnectedness of nature, advocating that the path toward conservation begins with how we see our place in the world. Gathered from decades of observing and reporting, Four Fifths a Grizzly challenges anyone to consider whether we are separate from or part of nature.

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Citizen Science with Jami Belt

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 6:30PM MSTCitizen Science with Jami Belt Details: The Glacier National Park Citizen Science Program invites members of the public to assist in biological research. The program is coordinated by the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center (CCRLC), based in Glacier, and made possible by the generous supporters of the […]

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Glacier Book Club: First Rangers

A special breed of adventurer, the first forest rangers were among the explorers, mountain men, lawmen, and pioneers who made America. First Rangers details the exploits of two of these men, told mostly in their own words. Written in the saddle while riding along the trail, or on a log at camp, or at a table in a dimly lit cabin, these stories bring to life a bygone era.

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Backslope Community Benefit Day

Backslope Brewing 1107 9th St W, Columbia Falls, MT, United States

The Glacier Conservnacy is partnering with Backslope Brewing in Columbia Falls for a Community Benefit Day! On Tuesday, April 18 from 11am to 8pm, the Conservancy will receive a portion of all food and drink sales (including takeout)!

Getting Glacier Open with Brian Paul

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:30PM MTGetting Glacier Open with Brian Paul Details: The annual process of getting Glacier National Park facilities open for millions of summer visitors is a huge undertaking. It involves removing hundreds of millions of tons of snow, braving avalanche and rock fall, and preserving the historic integrity of the road. […]

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Glacier Book Club: Last Stand

From the author of the #1 bestselling book, The Revenant, comes the story of the American West through the lens of the bison. Over the last three decades of the nineteenth century, 30 million buffalo were reduced to twelve. Into that maelstrom rode young George Bird Grinnell. A scientist, journalist, hunter and conservationist, Grinnell would lead the battle to save this species. Last Stand is the story of the death of the old West, and the birth of the conservation movement.

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Glacier Conversation: Historic Preservation with Preserve Montana

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 6:30PM MTHistoric Preservation with Preserve Montana Details: Since 1987, Preserve Montana has been providing individuals and communities with the leadership and knowledge to preserve our past for the future. Join Executive Director Jenny Buddenborg and Director Emerita Chere Jiusto in a conversation about Preserve Montana’s work statewide, in Glacier National Park […]

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Glacier Book Club: A Sharp Solitude

A Glacier mystery novel from The Wild Inside author Christine Carbo, A Sharp Solitude is the story of of two damaged souls running from the past. Propulsive and suspenseful, this book shows that we can never outrun our demons, even in the vast, indomitable wild.

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Glacier Conversation: Search and Rescue with Chief Ranger Paul Austin

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 6:30PM MTSearch and Rescue with Chief Ranger Paul Austin Details:Join us for a fascinating look into search and rescue operations in Glacier. Chief Ranger Paul Austin will give us an inside look into everything it takes to locate and assist injured and lost visitors in a million-acre park with few […]

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Glacier Book Club: The Grizzly in the Driveway

Mixing fast-paced storytelling with rich details about the hidden lives of grizzly bears, Montana journalist Robert Chaney chronicles the resurgence of this charismatic species against the backdrop of the country’s long history with the bear. Chaney captures the clash between groups with radically different visions: ranchers frustrated at losing livestock, environmental advocates, hunters, and conservation and historic preservation officers of tribal nations. Underneath, he probes the balance between our demands on nature and our tolerance for risk. 

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Glacier Conversation: Park Project Preview

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 6:30PM MT2024 Park Project Preview Details: Join us as Executive Director Doug Mitchell talks to NPS staff about a handful of select projects for 2024 including a harlequin duck study, a new season of the Headwaters podcast, and fisheries management. Speak directly to park managers about these projects and how you […]

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Glacier Book Club: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Glacier National Park

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), one of the most successful of all New Deal programs, was heavily involved in creating and improving the infrastructure of Glacier National Park. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited in August 1934 and gave one of his famous radio "fireside chats" from the park, in which he praised the efforts of the CCC in helping improve the country's national parks. Chapters examine CCC camp life, the nature of the work carried out by the CCC boys, structures built in the park by the CCC, and FDR's visit.

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Glacier Conversation: Climate Trial – Held v. Montana

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 6:30PM MTClimate Trial – Held v. Montana Details: Join the Glacier Conservancy and Executive Director Doug Mitchell on Zoom where we will have a discussion with the Flathead Valley’s own Lander Busse, one of 16 youth plaintiffs who successfully asked the court to declare that Montana’s fossil fuel energy policies […]

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Glacier Book Club: Crooked with Nathan Masters

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About The Book: The riveting, forgotten narrative of the most corrupt attorney general in American history and the maverick senator who stopped at nothing to take him down. Packed with political intrigue, salacious scandal, and no shortage of lessons for our modern era of political discord, Nathan Masters’ thrilling historical narrative shows how this intricate […]

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Glacier Conversation: Many Glacier Hotel Winter Caretaker Josh Hurley

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Wedensday February 28, 2023 – 6:30pm MT Many Glacier Hotel Winter Caretaker Josh Hurley Details: Josh Hurley will join Executive Director Doug Mitchell to share his experience as the winter caretaker of the historic Many Glacier Hotel. Get an insider’s look into Josh’s life of solitude and the challenges he faces in the wild and remote […]

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Glacier Book Club: Tenacious Beasts

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About The Book: The news about wildlife is dire—more than 900 species have been wiped off the planet since industrialization. Against this bleak backdrop, however, there are also glimmers of hope and crucial lessons to be learned from animals that have defied global trends toward extinction. In crisp, transporting prose, Christopher Preston reveals the mysteries […]

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