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Articles with the Tag: Glacier National Park

Annual bear monitoring, capturing begins in Glacier

WEST GLACIER, MT – Each year, Glacier National Park participates in an interagency effort to monitor grizzly bear population trends in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.  To monitor population trends, bait stations, automated cameras, and traps are used to capture and mark the animals. ...

Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status Waterton, Glacier achieve International Dark Sky status

WEST GLACIER  – Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, with the support of its partner the Glacier National Park Conservancy, announced today that it has achieved provisional Gold Tier designation as Waterton-Glacier International Dark Sky Park through the International Dark Sky Association. ...

Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins Going-to-the-Sun road construction, plowing begins

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park is preparing for the summer visitor season. Plowing operations will begin along the Going-to-the-Sun Road the first week of April starting at Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side of the park, and the second week of April beginnin...

Briefs for March 22, 2017

Learn to write grants POLSON — The Greater Polson Community Foundation is planning a Grant Application Workshop in the conference room at the North County Library in Polson on March 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. This workshop will walk an applicant through the process and is beneficial to non-profits wri...

Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana Grizzly population doing well in Northwest Montana

BIGFORK – The growth of grizzly bears in northwest Montana was the topic of conversation during the December “Science on Tap” event at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Two employees of the U.S. Geological Survey talked to some 30 or so persons about a grizzly bear family tree they have docu...

Proposals open for Indian culture tours

News from Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER – The National Park Service has released a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of a new concession contract to provide Interpretive Motor Vehicle Tours Highlighting American Indian Culture in Glacier National Park. The current concession co...

mussel memory mussel memory

Thinking about mussels infesting Flathead Lake may not be pleasant, but it’s necessary now that the invasive species has been found in one or two Montana lakes. Zebra mussel larvae were recently found in Lake Elwell southeast of Shelby and may be in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir east of Helena, Lake Co...

FLBS lands $2 million grant

News from the University of Montana YELLOW BAY – The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station has been awarded a $2 million grant to study diversity among insects, crustaceans and other arthropods in river floodplains and how they might be affected by climate change. The f...

Artsy Blues Artsy Blues

POLSON – An air of festivity festivity drew people from near and far to the Flathead Lake Blues Festival and the Flathead Festival of Art during the weekend. On Saturday evening, the Shuffle Bums were playing at the blues fest and everyone was all smiles. People danced to the smooth tunes and Salish...

DNA shows 20-year-old male grizzly involved in fatal mauling

WEST GLACIER — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel recently received additional information on the bear attack on a mountain biker on June 29 on Forest Service property a few miles south of West Glacier. Brad Treat, a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, was fatally mauled ...

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