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A private, non-profit outdoor education organization that promotes understanding of the cultural and natural resources of Glacier National Park. Site offers pricing and descriptions of their various youthcamps, adult field courses, and discovery school programs.
This official National Park Service page provides an overview of visitor information including entrance fees, lodging, campgrounds and backcountry permits. For more detailed information on the park's permissible activities, natural resources, history and maps, go to their web site Visitor's Center. Here you can familiarize yourself with regulations governing usage of the park's resources such as gathering firewood, picking huckleberries, using motorized watercraft, bicycles and commercial filming.
The Glacier National Park Associates (GNPA) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that assists with trail work, historic log structure preservation and other projects that the park does not have adequate funding to complete. It also helps the park accomplish its goals through funding and educational activities. (Part of the National Park Service web site.)
Glacier National Park Conservancy. PO Box 310, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 406-888-5756.
A nonprofit organization that helps support park research, cultural preservation, and educational activities through proceeds from bookstore operations in visitor centers and ranger stations throughout Glacier National Park. They offer a guidebooks, maps, videos, as well as publications on several popular hikes that can be accomplished in one day or less, such as the 1.5-mile round trip to St. Mary-Virginia Falls, and the 1.4 mile hike to Hidden Lake Overlook, where mountain goats are often seen in the evening - the summer light fades slowly enough for the return hike. (Part of the National Park Service web site.)
Glacier International Peace Park
Two National Parks designated by law as the world's first International Peace Park in 1932. This official UNESCO World Heritage web site describes why the area qualified for this status.
International Peace Park
History of the Peace Park by Parks Canada.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Rugged mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in this spectacular park. The park is home to Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. This official Parks Canada web site has information on fees, camping, recreation and the natural heritage.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, 4th: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series) by Erik Molvar. This guide features descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for 28 short hikes through spectacular scenery in this natural wonderland. Look inside for short strolls to full-day hikes. Hikes are ranked from easy to challenging and have GPS-compatible trail maps. Order now...
Moon Glacier National Park, 5th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Becky Lomax. Get an insider's perspective on hiking the park's trails, unique trip strategies, a wildlife watching tour, a one day Glacier tour, biking up Going-to-the-Sun Road and wildlife viewing. Photographs and maps are included in this guide. Order now...
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