glacier park http://mtpr.org en Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big http://mtpr.org/post/measuring-impact-national-parks-montanas-economy-hint-its-really-big <p></p><p></p><p>Out of town travelers make up the vast majority of visitors to national parks and they dump a whole lot of money into local economies.</p><p>Nationwide that number is $13.9-billion for 2012. These are the findings released by the National Park Service in a report that details the economic impact of national parks.</p><p>Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a conference call with reporters Monday. She said the report helps her make the case for funding parks.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:41:11 +0000 Katrin Frye 15749 at http://mtpr.org Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big How hiking, fishing, Glacier Park, and Flathead Lake factor into the economic development question http://mtpr.org/post/how-hiking-fishing-glacier-park-and-flathead-lake-factor-economic-development-question <p>“This is a really good place to recruit to,” Dr. A. Craig Eddy works as the Chief Medical Officer at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, and is in charge of recruiting.</p><p>Eddy said the Flathead is a great place, but not because of the salary.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:15:54 +0000 Katrin Frye 10205 at http://mtpr.org How hiking, fishing, Glacier Park, and Flathead Lake factor into the economic development question Visitation is up in Glacier Park, and it's showing on the trail, and in the lack of bathrooms http://mtpr.org/post/visitation-glacier-park-and-its-showing-trail-and-lack-bathrooms <p></p><p>Glacier National Park is working on a Road Corridor Management Plan to address some of the issues increased visitation is bringing to popular areas along the Going to the Sun Road and the trails that connect to it. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:05:00 +0000 Katrin Frye 4115 at http://mtpr.org Visitation is up in Glacier Park, and it's showing on the trail, and in the lack of bathrooms