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Glacier National Park Conservancy

The fundraising organization for Glacier National Park has hit its goal for donations to winterize the historic Sperry Chalet, partially burnt in a wildfire this summer.

Glacier National Park Conservancy set a goal of $106,000 to assess and stabilize the Sperry Chalet complex, which was scorched by the Sprague Fire this August.

Golden Islands Of The Western Montana Forest

Oct 8, 2017
Golden islands of western larch in the Gold Creek area near Missoula.
Josh Burnham (CC-BY-2)

Sitting on the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park last fall, gazing up at the surrounding hillside, I was struck by a unique mosaic of golden splendor against the evergreen background. The largest of its species, the western larch, Larix occidentalis, is indeed a unique kind of tree.

Simon & Schuster

"You know, as a writer, it’s always these tidbits that catch your attention: the little article, or maybe a line in a song, or something somebody says, or a story, and in this case it was actually on Twitter."                         -- Christine Carbo

Sperry Chalet Preservation Crew Begins Race Against Winter

Sep 25, 2017
Glacier Park's Sperry Chalet as seen in June, 2017.
Eric Whitney

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Stabilization efforts on the remains of a historic Montana dormitory that was severely damaged by an Aug. 31 wildfire are expected to begin next month.

Missoula-based DCI+BCE Engineers already has visited the Sperry Chalet hotel building and submitted its recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure the four stone walls don't collapse from this winter's wind and snow.

Glacier Park's Sperry Chalet as seen in June, 2017.
Eric Whitney

Glacier National Park has begun stabilization work at the Sperry Chalet dormitory building to prepare for winter. The Park calls it a critical first step in preserving the original structure and rebuilding the historic building.

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