2023 Projects

Through your generous donations the Glacier Conservancy will fund projects in Glacier National Park such as trail restoration, field trips, and citizen science in future years.

Wonder
Wildlife
Wilderness
A map showing 41 project locations in Glacier National Park.
Wonder
Four National Park Service interns posing for a photo.

NPS Academy: Strengthening Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Three exhibit signs at Logan Pass with a mountain in the background.

Native Languages on Signs and Interpretive Displays

A Blackfeet dancer dancing in white, red and blue regalia.

Native America Speaks and Tribal Community Engagement

A group of young adults posing in a stream with their hands in the air.

Piikuni Lands Service Corps Partnership

Three people on a boat measuring fish.

Flathead Valley Community College Fisheries Intern

Students learn about propagation and maintenance of native plants in Columbia Falls High School Cooperative Greenhouse

Native Plant Preservation Through Youth Engagement

Kids taking junior ranger pledge at Apgar Visitor Center

Summer Youth Engagement Initiative

Kids with Ranger at Avalanche Lake

Ranger-Led Education Programming

Ranger hiking on trail with a group of girls.

STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls

Three workers on the ground building a turnpike.

Glacier Conservation Corps

Child taking photo in forest

Glacier in Focus

A wooden board walk winding through a forest.

Johns Lake Loop Trail Rebuild

Two people moving gravel on a trail.

Swiftcurrent Accessible Trail

A ranger presents to a crowd seated on wooden benches with mountains in the background.

St. Mary Amphitheater Accessibility

Two people holding a historic photo of a glacier in front of a live glacier while being recorded with a microphone.

Headwaters Podcast Season Four

An observatory at night with stars showing in a dark blue sky.

Half the Park Happens After Dark

A researcher photographs a toad.

Glacier Science Video Series

Two people on a lake shore collecting water bugs in a net.

Citizen Science: Engage Diverse Visitors in Data Collection

Two rangers facing a lake and mountains.

Glacier Institute Course Scholarships for NPS Staff

The roof of a house and logs stuck against a bridge in the 1964 flood in Glacier.

Connecting to Park History

A card describing a historic photograph.

Upgrades to Historic Photos Access

Wildlife
A pika sitting on a rock in Glacier National Park.

Pikas and Climate Change

Three elk and a bison grazing with mountains and sun rising in the background.

Protect glacier from Emerging Wildlife Diseases

A park ranger watches wildlife through a spotting scope.

Iinnii initiative: Natural and Cultural Resource Surveys

A herd of elk running across grasslands.

Iinnii Initiative: Monitoring Impacts to Elk Herds

Three elk and a bison grazing with mountains and sun rising in the background.

Iinnii Initiative: Range Rider Program Support

A golden eagle flying above a forest.

Investigating Golden Eagle Breeding Sites

Two people looking up at the sky with binoculars.

Hawk Watch Education and Outreach

A moth on a yellow flower with a dark background.

Discovering Glacier’s Night Shift: Nocturnal Pollinator Bioblitz

A trout underwater with colored rocks in the background.

Preserving Glacier’s Native Trout

Wilderness
A view looking down at mountains and alpine lakes.

Wilderness Condition Monitoring

Two backpackers passing a trail junction sign in rocky mountainous terrian.

Wilderness Program Data Steward

A person hiking on a trail with a backpack and equipment.

Preservation of Cultural Sites in Glacier’s Wilderness

Meltwater stonefly

Monitoring Alpine Aquatic Insects

Photo split underwater with view of mountains above water.

Understanding Nutrient Threats to Lake McDonald

A person hosing off a kayak.

Preventing Catastrophic Mussel Infestation

A ranger paddling on a river raft.

Flathead Wild and Scenic River Intern

A worker putting a cage around a whitebark pine cone.

Rare Plant, Whitebark Pine, and Grassland Restoration

Dark sky with stars and car lights in the distance.

Completion of Night Sky Fixture Retrofits

A park ranger places a can in a recycling bin in Glacier National Park

Improve Recycling and Sustainability

A cabin roof with several feet of snow on top of it.

Rebuild Granite Park Backcountry Cabin

2023 Projects that need your support

PROJECT UPDATES

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.

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.”

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.

Sperry Chalet Complete

When the Sperry Chalet dormitory building was lost to the Sprague Fire in August 2017, the Glacier National Park Conservancy established the Sperry Action Fund to help restore the historic structure. Thanks to Sperry lovers around the world, the chalet reopened in the summer of 2020.