Glacier National Park

Judge hears arguments on shortening Montana’s wolf trapping season to protect grizzlies

BY: - November 20, 2023

An attorney for the State of Montana told a federal judge Monday that the floating wolf trapping season will certainly not start next Monday, as is possible under this year’s regulations, as the judge heard arguments about whether to shorten the trapping season out of concerns for endangered grizzly bears. Following the hour-long hearing, U.S. […]

Glacier National Park announces a pilot vehicle reservation system in 2024 

BY: - November 10, 2023

Glacier National Park will implement a pilot vehicle reservation system in 2024, beginning May 24 for the west side of Going-to-the-Sun Road and North Fork and on July 1 for Many Glacier. “Our balanced approach for the 2024 pilot reflects feedback from Tribes, the public, partners, and stakeholders, particularly regarding access to the Apgar Village area and Two Medicine,” said Glacier National Park Superintendent Dave Roemer. “We also heard that knowing what park operations and access will look […]

Montana releases draft of first wolf management plan update in 20 years

BY: - October 26, 2023

Montana has released the draft of its first updated gray wolf conservation and management plan in 20 years, along with a draft environmental impact statement, and is asking for public input on the plans and holding regional public meetings in December. The conservation and management plan and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) were the product […]

Emmer nominated for U.S. House speaker but drops out after Trump opposition

BY: , and - October 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans Tuesday voted to tap Minnesota’s Tom Emmer as speaker following five rounds of ballots — but Emmer quit the race just four hours later, after he was attacked by the GOP’s most powerful figure, former President Donald Trump. After beating six candidates, Emmer, the No. 3 Republican, faced an uphill […]

Gunsight Lake plan ‘playing God,’ or ‘climate change refuge’

BY: - October 21, 2023

A conservationist who has worked protecting bull trout says Glacier National Park is “playing God” with Gunsight Lake, a remote lake at the head of the St. Mary River Valley. But, according to a scientist for the park, it’s a shot at helping bull trout, a native species that’s facing increasing threats downstream. In August, […]

Nearly all national park sites to close during government shutdown

BY: - September 29, 2023

Almost all National Park Service sites will be inaccessible during a partial federal government shutdown likely to start this weekend, the U.S. Interior Department said Friday. The agency will bar access to most of the nation’s 425 parks, recreation areas, national historic sites and other units, according to a fact sheet from the Interior Department, […]

How a looming government shutdown could hit national parks

BY: - September 27, 2023

National parks and nearby communities could forego millions of dollars per day during a partial government shutdown that could start this weekend. Would-be visitors will likely see restrictions on park access, though the extent of those restrictions was still unclear just days before a potential lapse in federal appropriations set to begin Sunday. Parks would […]

Groups ask judge to halt Montana wolf trapping season over alleged threat to grizzlies

BY: - September 25, 2023

Two conservation groups have asked a federal judge in Missoula to halt the upcoming wolf trapping season in parts of Montana over concerns that grizzly bears could be injured or killed by the traps in violation of the Endangered Species Act. The Missoula-based Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Task Force and western nonprofit WildEarth Guardians asked for a preliminary […]

Naming suicide in obits was once taboo. Changing that can help loved ones grieve.

BY: - August 28, 2023

When Deborah and Warren Blum’s 16-year-old died by suicide in November 2021, they went into shock. For two days, the grief-stricken Los Angeles couple didn’t sleep. But when it came time to write a death notice, Deborah Blum was clearheaded: In a heartfelt tribute to her smart, funny, popular child, who had recently come out […]