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....
Locate and Monitor Glacier’s Bat Roosts

Locate and Monitor Glacier’s Bat Roosts

Over 6 million bats have died from white-nose syndrome across the Unites States – a disease caused by a fungus – since it was first discovered in a cave in New York in 2006. In 2011, due to concerns about bats and threats to their populations from white-nose...
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...
Preserve Glacier’s Gene Pool for the Future: Native Fish in Quartz Lake

Preserve Glacier’s Gene Pool for the Future: Native Fish in Quartz Lake

This project is partially funded. $50,000 is still needed to fund this project in full. Glacier National Park contains over one-third of the natural lakes that support bull trout across their range, yet it is losing these iconic populations to invasive lake trout....
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...
Noxious Weed Control on Red Eagle Trail

Noxious Weed Control on Red Eagle Trail

This project is partially funded. $2,700 is still needed to fund this project in full. Spotted knapweed is a state-listed noxious weed. Weed surveys conducted the last several years have documented an estimated six infested acres of spotted knapweed along the Red...
Glacier’s Mountain Goats: A Barometer of  Climate Change

Glacier’s Mountain Goats: A Barometer of Climate Change

Glacier National Park’s most iconic species, the Mountain Goat, is the subject of ongoing research. The National Park Service approved a plan for a park-wide study, beginning in 2018, to better understand how the goats and their habitat will respond to current climate...
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,...
Citizen Science BioBlitz

Citizen Science BioBlitz

This project is partially funded. $71,000 is still needed to fund this project in full. As the National Park Service begins its second century of service, it is a crucial time to engage students and visitors as fully as possible in science and conservation activities,...
Share Local Tribal Stories at Lake McDonald

Share Local Tribal Stories at Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald has been known as a special place for thousands of years. Long before the park was established, traditions and celebrations held at the foot of the lake commemorated people’s livelihoods and reaffirmed their spiritual needs. This...
Expand the Bark Ranger Program for Wildlife Viewing and Safety

Expand the Bark Ranger Program for Wildlife Viewing and Safety

Bark Ranger Gracie was an instant success at Logan Pass last summer. More than just a tool to keep habituated sheep and goats out of the parking lot yet still within safe viewing distance, the appeal of a dog with a ranger brings people closer to ask questions and...
Increase Access to Glacier’s Historical Archives

Increase Access to Glacier’s Historical Archives

This project is fully funded thanks to Joe and Lana Batts. The writers, interpreters and scholars who tap Glacier National Park’s archives can discover an inspirational treasure trove of photographic images, historic maps and architectural drawings, and a rich...
Reduce Conflict Between Humans and Grizzlies at Fifty Mountain

Reduce Conflict Between Humans and Grizzlies at Fifty Mountain

FULLY FUNDED Fifty Mountain is a strategic crossroads for many backcountry travelers and also a very important habitat for grizzly bears. The potential and history for conflicts is high, and park staff are working to avoid human-bear conflicts. Because of its remote...
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...
Protect and Monitor Glacier’s Grizzlies

Protect and Monitor Glacier’s Grizzlies

This project is partially funded. $528 is still needed to fund this project in full. Grizzly bears are at the heart of what makes Glacier National Park unique. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon begin to consider delisting the species, and a proposal to...
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...
Visitor Information in Print and on the Web

Visitor Information in Print and on the Web

Printed publications reach nearly every visitor to the park. The summer Glacier Visitor Guide distributed at each entrance gate provides the primary means that the park has to get safety and regulatory information into the hands of visitors. Additionally the...
Providing Bear Safety Information to Foreign Travelers

Providing Bear Safety Information to Foreign Travelers

The park, and in particular the Many Glacier Valley, is experiencing an increase in visitation by foreign visitors. Due to communication difficulties and inherent cultural differences and norms, there is an urgent need to inform these visitors of the proper safety...
Ranger Pocket Reference

Ranger Pocket Reference

This project request supports the production of a “Ranger Pocket Reference.” This small booklet contains a vast amount of reference materials, specific to Glacier National Park, and is small enough to fit into an NPS uniform pocket. Information ranges from...
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...
Provide Public Wi-Fi at St. Mary and Apgar Visitor Centers

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...
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