NPCA's Park Advocate » Glacier http://parkadvocate.org News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:14:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Five Park Stories That Will Make Your Friday—and Where to Share Yours http://parkadvocate.org/five-park-stories-that-will-make-your-friday-and-where-to-share-yours/ http://parkadvocate.org/five-park-stories-that-will-make-your-friday-and-where-to-share-yours/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:36:53 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3741 http://parkadvocate.org/five-park-stories-that-will-make-your-friday-and-where-to-share-yours/feed/ 0 National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development http://parkadvocate.org/national-parks-deserve-to-be-protected-from-oil-and-gas-development/ http://parkadvocate.org/national-parks-deserve-to-be-protected-from-oil-and-gas-development/#comments Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:02:16 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3096 Theodore Roosevelt was our greatest conservation president. President Roosevelt’s boundless vision and determination resulted in a system of national parks that is the envy of the world, and has been called “America’s Best Idea.” Ironically, his namesake national park, which includes his North Dakota homestead, is currently facing a threat that could permanently degrade a patch […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/national-parks-deserve-to-be-protected-from-oil-and-gas-development/feed/ 4 Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–April Fools’ Edition http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-april-fools-edition/ http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-april-fools-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:54:12 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=3033 This week’s roundup of the best park stories online was an interesting one due to April Fools’ Day. Some of these stories are real and some are fake, but I actually believed one of the fake ones–for a moment. Guess which one. 1. I’d like to say we have all been there—setting the story straight […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/best-of-the-net-a-roundup-of-fun-park-stuff-online-april-fools-edition/feed/ 0 Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country http://parkadvocate.org/todays-cuts-mean-wide-ranging-impacts-for-parks-and-people-around-the-country/ http://parkadvocate.org/todays-cuts-mean-wide-ranging-impacts-for-parks-and-people-around-the-country/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:46:14 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2795 By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester cuts which will go into effect later today. It’s alarming that this very avoidable threat is about to become a reality. From Yellowstone to Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains, our national heritage and […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/todays-cuts-mean-wide-ranging-impacts-for-parks-and-people-around-the-country/feed/ 3 Energy Development on Public Lands: The Next Four Years http://parkadvocate.org/energy-development-on-public-lands-the-next-four-years/ http://parkadvocate.org/energy-development-on-public-lands-the-next-four-years/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:54:41 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2238 On the eastern side of Glacier National Park, rugged peaks give way to high plains where the Glacier border meets Blackfeet tribal lands. On these lands next door to Glacier, oil and gas companies are in the early stages of exploration. There is little doubt that development on Blackfeet lands would be hugely beneficial to […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/energy-development-on-public-lands-the-next-four-years/feed/ 0 Walking to Protect Glacier’s Water http://parkadvocate.org/walking-to-protect-glaciers-water/ http://parkadvocate.org/walking-to-protect-glaciers-water/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:15:46 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=1600 By Sarah Lundstrum, Glacier Field Representative Pauline Matt dreamed that the water was dying and that she had the power to stop it. Her dream was not far from the truth, with fracking arriving on the Blackfeet Indian Nation and adjacent to Glacier National Park in Montana. Instead of allowing the dream to paralyze her, […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/walking-to-protect-glaciers-water/feed/ 0 Crown of the Continent Showcases a New Model for Economic Prosperity http://parkadvocate.org/crown-of-the-continent-showcases-a-new-model-for-economic-prosperity/ http://parkadvocate.org/crown-of-the-continent-showcases-a-new-model-for-economic-prosperity/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:04:43 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=1277 When the folks at Zinc Air were looking to locate their high-tech manufacturing firm, they could have gone head-to-head with other energy innovators down in Phoenix, or in San Francisco, or even in far-flung Zhongguancun (also known as China’s Silicon Valley). Instead, they’ve put down roots in the mountain wilds of the Crown of the […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/crown-of-the-continent-showcases-a-new-model-for-economic-prosperity/feed/ 0 The Poacher and the Bootleg Lady http://parkadvocate.org/the-poacher-and-the-bootleg-lady-how-funding-national-parks-preserves-amazing-stories/ http://parkadvocate.org/the-poacher-and-the-bootleg-lady-how-funding-national-parks-preserves-amazing-stories/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:16:56 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=1059 He was a park ranger, a prospector, and a poacher—though not necessarily in that order. She was a wanted woman, a wife, and a whiskey runner. Now, thanks to a recent purchase by the National Park Service, their colorful story belongs to all of us. Theirs is a yarn that begins way back in 1890—a […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/the-poacher-and-the-bootleg-lady-how-funding-national-parks-preserves-amazing-stories/feed/ 2 Friday Photo: Happy Birthday, Glacier! http://parkadvocate.org/friday-photo-happy-birthday-glacier/ http://parkadvocate.org/friday-photo-happy-birthday-glacier/#comments Fri, 11 May 2012 14:42:59 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=790 Break out the party hats: Glacier National Park in northwest Montana was created 102 years ago today. Park officials are largely celebrating by… plowing! The photo above, from the park’s Flickr page, shows one of the beautiful snowy vistas visible last week from Going-to-the-Sun Road, which curves through 50 miles of the park’s interior. Getting that snow off […]]]> http://parkadvocate.org/friday-photo-happy-birthday-glacier/feed/ 0 Did You Know? Glaciers in Glacier http://parkadvocate.org/did-you-know-glaciers-in-glacier/ http://parkadvocate.org/did-you-know-glaciers-in-glacier/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:16:12 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=213 Source: http://www.nps.gov/glac/naturescience/glaciers.htm For more information on climate change and national parks, see NPCA’s research on climate change and the parks and wildlife most affected by it, as well as the Park Service’s Climate-Friendly Parks Program.]]> http://parkadvocate.org/did-you-know-glaciers-in-glacier/feed/ 0