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Replace Fluorescent Light Bulbs at Park Headquarters with LED Bulbs

Replace Fluorescent Light Bulbs at Park Headquarters with LED Bulbs

The goal of this project is to remove all 861 4-foot fluorescent bulbs in the headquarters building and the most used bulbs throughout buildings in the headquarters and Apgar areas and replace them with 4-foot LED bulbs that are compatible with fluorescent fixture...
Rebuild St. Mary Falls Bridge

Rebuild St. Mary Falls Bridge

This project is fully funded thanks to Mark and Mary Ann Miller. Due to its close proximity to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, St. Mary Falls is one of the most highly visited day use sites in Glacier National Park. Currently, the walking surface and handrail are beginning...
Preserve Glacier National Park’s Paved Historic Roads

Preserve Glacier National Park’s Paved Historic Roads

There are five paved roads in Glacier National Park that are considered historic, including the National Historic Landmark Going-to-the-Sun Road. These roads are subject to heavy visitor use over a short summer timeframe. The rest of the year they are subject to...
Prevent Catastrophic Mussel Infestation in Glacier Park

Prevent Catastrophic Mussel Infestation in Glacier Park

This project is partially funded. $84,605 is still needed to fund this project in full. In December 2016, aquatic invasive mussels (AIS) were discovered just a few hours away from Glacier National Park in Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs. The park’s initial response...
Bison at Home on the Range

Bison at Home on the Range

This project is partially funded. $48,040 is still needed to fund this project in full. The Blackfeet Tribe, in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society and NPS Biological Resources Division, have been working to bring bison back to their lands through the...
LiDAR Data Collection on the Going-to-the-Sun Road

LiDAR Data Collection on the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Extreme climate-related events in the recent past have caused extensive damage along Going-to-the-Sun Road, including Pineapple Express weather patterns and rain-on-snow events that have produced extraordinary volumes of water carrying large and damaging debris....
Improve Success of Native Plantings with a Mobile Water Tank

Improve Success of Native Plantings with a Mobile Water Tank

The lack of water tank equipment for park staff to adequately water newly transplanted plants has been a long-time challenge. The revegetation crew waters plant material by hand and often plants never get supplemental water or even an adequate amount of water, and...
Restore Grinnell Glacier Picnic Area

Restore Grinnell Glacier Picnic Area

This project is fully funded thanks to Dean Robbins. As park visitation increases, a growing number of hikers are visiting Grinnell Glacier. The Grinnell Glacier picnic area is a logical stopping point for those who do not want to go further, those needing a break, or...
Operate Spring Hiker Biker Shuttle on the West Side

Operate Spring Hiker Biker Shuttle on the West Side

One of the favorite springtime activities in Glacier National Park is experiencing the Going-to-the-Sun Road by foot or by bicycle from Avalanche Campground to Logan Pass. This section of the road provides cyclists one of the most epic rides/climbs in the world,...
Add Restroom Facilities at Two Medicine for Winter Use

Add Restroom Facilities at Two Medicine for Winter Use

Visitation at Glacier National Park has been reaching record numbers over the last few years during the summer and winter months, creating restroom shortages throughout the park in the summer, and has increased the need for vault toilets for the shoulder seasons, and...
Bear Management Fund: Protect Bears and Visitors in Real Time

Bear Management Fund: Protect Bears and Visitors in Real Time

With nearly 300 grizzly bears, Glacier National Park is home to the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. Add in about 600 black bears and nearly 3 million human visitors per year, and the stage is set for a challenging management situation. Glacier...
Increase Glacier’s Sign Shop Production Capacity with a Laser Engraver

Increase Glacier’s Sign Shop Production Capacity with a Laser Engraver

Glacier Park’s sign shop produces an enormous volume of signs and exhibits each year. Over the past three years, donations to the Glacier Conservancy have funded the purchase of a vinyl printer and a CNC machine for the  sign shop which has been instrumental in...
Provide Satellite Communication Technology for Backcountry Trail Crews

Provide Satellite Communication Technology for Backcountry Trail Crews

For years, trail crews and rangers in Glacier Park have worked with almost no way to communicate once they are in the backcountry. The isolated location and rugged backcountry that makes Glacier so special also creates challenges to find communication devices that...
Create Safe Opportunities to View Wildlife

Create Safe Opportunities to View Wildlife

The opportunity to see wild bears, mountain goats and bighorn sheep is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many visitors to the park; however, when these animals are visible from heavily traveled roads in the Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and St. Mary Valleys, a...
Use Solar Energy to Power the Apgar Visitor Center

Use Solar Energy to Power the Apgar Visitor Center

The Apgar Visitor Center is certified LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design); however, the building still uses electricity to operate essential items like computers and lights. This project would install a solar energy system that would be capable...
Improve Winter Emergency Response

Improve Winter Emergency Response

This project is partially funded. $11,000 is still needed to fund this project in full. Glacier National Park maintains a “fleet” of snowmobiles placed in accessible locations throughout the park. These machines are necessary tools for the higher-risk emergency...
Swiftcurrent Lake Trail Accessibility

Swiftcurrent Lake Trail Accessibility

The 2.5 mile Swiftcurrent Lake Trail in the popular Many Glacier Valley not only has spectacular views, but has minimal grade variance and can be accessed from the Many Glacier Hotel as well as the Grinnell Picnic Area. These attributes make it a great choice for an...
Realign Lake Ellen Wilson Trail

Realign Lake Ellen Wilson Trail

This project would involve re-routing part of the trail from the Gunsight Pass Trail to the Lake Ellen Wilson Campground. Once the new alignment is established, the old trail will be rehabilitated and revegetated. The current trail alignment is unsustainable from a...
Rehabilitate Bowman and Kintla Shoreline Trails

Rehabilitate Bowman and Kintla Shoreline Trails

Located in the far northwest corner of the park, and reached only by mile after mile of dusty gravel road in the summer months, are Bowman and Kintla Lakes. As park visitation rises and travelers continue to discover the more remote and less traveled sections of the...
Creating a Pedestrian Boardwalk Over Avalanche Creek

Creating a Pedestrian Boardwalk Over Avalanche Creek

This project has been fully funded by John & Sarah Graves The Federal Highways Administration is poised to build an accessible pedestrian bridge over Avalanche Creek near the Going-to-the-Sun Road. A total of 250 feet of elevated boardwalk sections are needed on...
Improving Bear Safety Information in Campgrounds

Improving Bear Safety Information in Campgrounds

Proper food storage in picnic areas and campgrounds is critically important for the welfare of park bears and the safety of park visitors. This is probably the most important safety message we provide in the park. This project will provide high quality signs about...
Glacier Park Bear Management Fund

Glacier Park Bear Management Fund

With nearly 300 grizzly bears, Glacier National Park is home to the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. Add in about 600 black bears and over 2 million human visitors per year, and the stage is set for a challenging management situation. Glacier...
Providing Access for All at Many Glacier’s Swiftcurrent Lake Trail

Providing Access for All at Many Glacier’s Swiftcurrent Lake Trail

The 2.5 mile Swiftcurrent Lake Trail in the popular Many Glacier Valley not only has spectacular views, but has minimal grade variance and can be accessed from the Many Glacier Hotel as well as the Grinnell picnic area. These attributes make it a great choice as an...