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Sperry Action Fund

Sperry Action Fund

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On August 31, 2017, the Sprague Fire burned the dormitory building at the Sperry Chalet Complex. The Sperry Action Fund was established by the Glacier Conservancy to cover the cost of both immediate known needs and possible future...
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...
Half the Park Happens After Dark

Half the Park Happens After Dark

This project is fully funded thanks to donors at Backpacker’s Ball. Glacier National Park is now the first transboundary dark sky park in conjunction with Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. This designation  demands  cooperation  as  well as a commitment to...
Glacier Trail Crew Intern

Glacier Trail Crew Intern

This project would fund a paid intern position in the trails division and would focus on recruiting qualified candidates from the local community who would not otherwise qualify for any of the regular federal hiring authorities due to a lack of experience, or may...
Glacier in Focus

Glacier in Focus

The “Parks in Focus” program created by the Udall Foundation  brings  youth  from  Boys  &  Girls  Clubs across Western Montana, a region rich in public lands and resources, to Glacier National Park for a week of camping, hiking and environmental education,...
Developing the 21st Century Park Ranger

Developing the 21st Century Park Ranger

In a technology-dominated world, there is still a desire to visit wild places and reconnect to a simpler life. The Wilderness Act of 1964 preserved wild places and provided a management framework to maintain them, but ironically, increasing technological...
Investing in Teachers: A Forest for Every Classroom

Investing in Teachers: A Forest for Every Classroom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This project is fully funded thanks to the Thomas O. Brown Foundation and the Veverka Family Foundation. Forest for Every Classroom was established in 1999, a unique collaboration of partners comprised of Shelburne Farms, National...
Science and Resource Management Intern

Science and Resource Management Intern

This program would recruit one intern from a local high school to work with various natural and cultural resources staff and crews. The student will experience firsthand a variety of activities that are conducted in the park for the sake of conservation. Activities...
Young Scholar Research Fellowships

Young Scholar Research Fellowships

Park managers have identified a long list of priority research needs, with far more needs than can ever be addressed with internal NPS funding sources. The park relies heavily on research scientists from universities and other research agencies to provide data to...
Interpretive Youth Internship Program

Interpretive Youth Internship Program

These internships will provide unique professional development opportunities for college students and recent graduates that will enhance their interpretive skills while providing valuable visitor services throughout the park. Students work at visitor centers and on...
Expand GIS Capabilities at Columbia Falls High School

Expand GIS Capabilities at Columbia Falls High School

This project is fully funded thanks to the Veverka Family Foundation. The Field Ecology class at Columbia Falls High School began in the 2016-17 academic year, helped in part by a 2016 grant from the Glacier Conservancy. The model for this initial year of the class...
Investing in Teachers: A Forest for Every Classroom

Providing a Glacier Experience to Students Near and Far

Opportunities to get out of the classroom and into an engaging environment like Glacier National Park develops children’s curiosity about their natural surroundings and brings their lessons to life with hands-on activities. For decades, university student teachers,...
Funding Transportation for School Field Trips

Funding Transportation for School Field Trips

This project is partially funded. $6,057.16 is still needed to fund this project in full. This project will provide funding for schools participating in Glacier National Park ranger- and staff-led field trips to apply for travel grants. As many as 30% of the schools...
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...
Native America Speaks

Native America Speaks

This project is partially funded. $16,000 is still needed to fund this project in full. Now in its 34th year at Glacier National Park, this project provides support for the Native America Speaks program. This award-winning program enables native people to tell their...
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...
Summer Youth Engagement Initiative

Summer Youth Engagement Initiative

This project is partially funded. $28,100 is still needed to fund this project in full. This project takes a multifaceted approach to engaging youth, providing hands-on experience and forging connections with the natural world during the summer on the park’s west...
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...
Eagle and Raptor Counts: Outfit the Hawk Watch Site on Mt. Brown

Eagle and Raptor Counts: Outfit the Hawk Watch Site on Mt. Brown

Glacier National Park boasts one of the most important golden eagle migration routes in North America. Nearly 2,000 golden eagles were recorded migrating past Mount Brown annually from 1994 through 1996. Recent trend data from outside the park, however, indicate...
Black Swifts: The Poster Bird for Climate Change

Black Swifts: The Poster Bird for Climate Change

Black swifts are a bird species considered at highest risk of endangerment due to climate change. They only nest near or behind waterfalls that persist throughout the year. Persistent waterfalls are those fed by melting snowfields and glaciers rather than just spring...