NPCA's Park Advocate » Glacier News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:47:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Five Park Stories That Will Make Your Friday—and Where to Share Yours Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:36:53 +0000 0 National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:02:16 +0000 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 […]]]> 4 Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:46:14 +0000 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 […]]]> 3 Energy Development on Public Lands: The Next Four Years Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:54:41 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 Walking to Protect Glacier’s Water Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:15:46 +0000 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, she kept herself moving—literally—by organizing the […]]]> 0 Crown of the Continent Showcases a New Model for Economic Prosperity Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:04:43 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 The Poacher and the Bootleg Lady Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:16:56 +0000 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 […]]]> 2 Happy Birthday, Glacier! Fri, 11 May 2012 14:42:59 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 Did You Know? Glaciers in Glacier Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:16:12 +0000 Source: 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.]]> 0