Inside Glacier

Project updates and news about how your donations are making a difference.

Piikuni Lands Corps Builds Connections and Skills

Piikuni Lands Corps Builds Connections and Skills

This summer marked the triumphant return of the Piikuni Lands Service Corps (PLSC), on hiatus the last few years due to the pandemic. The program, which engages Blackfeet youth and young adults in paid conservation work, reached an important milestone this year: for the first time, the crew was fully led and managed by Blackfeet staff.

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Historic Photos Bring Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction to Life

Historic Photos Bring Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction to Life

Glacier National Park’s archives contain a wealth of fascinating materials and valuable historic documents, but with no park museum to display historic artifacts, documents, and photos, few people laid eyes on these incredible resources. A major digitization effort in Glacier’s archives is changing that—and so far, the results are amazing!

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Interview with Anderson Design Group

Interview with Anderson Design Group

Anderson Design Group's Glacier Posters Note from Anderson Design Group: As artists and wilderness explorers, our passion is to venture into our beloved 63 American National Parks, photograph and document these wonderful natural places, and share our enthusiasm for...

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NPS Academy Internship Makes Glacier Careers Accessible for All

NPS Academy Internship Makes Glacier Careers Accessible for All

A new internship program is introducing participants from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Park Service to career opportunities at Glacier. This was no typical internship: ACE, the American Conservation Experience, has an innovative and immersive new training program to kindle passion and curiosity for NPS careers and build critical career skills. The training program, called the NPS Academy, is hosted at Grand Teton National Park. In March, the cohort of interns spends a week at the Academy building skills and making connections that will serve their future careers.

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Gift Guides

We are all far too familiar with the feeling: you find what is sure to be the perfect present for [insert guy in your life here] and then you learn they already have what you had in mind and it's back to the drawing board. We have a perfectly curated list of gifts for...

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Partner Spotlight: Iron Shield Creative

Partner Spotlight: Iron Shield Creative

We recently met up with our partners from Iron Shield Creative, Lailani Upham and Carrie Lynn Bear Chief by Two Medicine Lake to talk about their work, why they love Glacier, and how you can get involved.

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Wilderness Work Wins National Award

Wilderness Work Wins National Award

Jillian McKenna, Glacier National Park’s Wilderness Data Steward, was presented the Wes Henry Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Award by NPS Director Chuck Sams in a ceremony this August in Washington DC.

“It was especially meaningful to receive this award from Director Sams,” McKenna shared, “Since he’s the first indigenous person to serve as National Park Service Director.”

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MAPS Station Research in Glacier

MAPS Station Research in Glacier

People often enjoy spending time outdoors for peace and quiet, but rarely is the forest completely silent. Glacier National Park has over 260 bird species that you have the opportunity to hear when spending time in the dense forest areas. Because of the important roles they play in the environment, studying bird population trends is a top priority among conservation biologists.

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Employee Feature: Ariana

Employee Feature: Ariana

One thing led to me coming out to Montana to work for the Conservancy and that was a road trip I took in 2021. Logan Pass wasn’t open yet so I was only able to go up to Avalanche Creek. I was immediately mesmerized by this place with the Swiss-like mountains, jade colored water, and villages that felt like home. I knew somehow, someway I’d find myself back here. When applying for summer positions I knew it had to be in Montana and I wanted it to be meaningful. I applied for the Conservancy and I feel so blessed that I was accepted for a position during the 2022 season!

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Staff Picks: Our Shop Favorites

Staff Picks: Our Shop Favorites

With so much great gear benefiting the park, it can be tough to choose the perfect items from the Glacier Conservancy Park Store. We've narrowed it down to some of our personal top picks so you can find your favorites!Staff Picks1. Men’s Hooded Tech Shirt  “This...

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Using Social Media For Good

Using Social Media For Good

For many people, social media has become an important part of the way they interact with national parks. From trying to find the right trail to hike, to sharing selfies with family and friends, social media can be a valuable tool for the digitally connected park visitor. But increasingly, social media is associated with dangerous and destructive behavior in parks. In a time when headlines abound of hikers jumping fences, disturbing wildlife, or damaging natural resources in pursuit of the perfect selfie, one may begin to wonder—can social media be used for good in our parks?

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