Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake and Sinopah Mountain.
David Restivo, NPS (PD)

Glacier National Park is moving into its autumn schedule and preparing for winter as Park visitation is slowly declining into the fall.

Sunday was the last day cars could access Logan Pass from the east side of the park.

Wolverines: Wild Weasels Of The Alpine

Sep 30, 2015
In Montana, wolverines reside mostly within the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.
Andrew Gainer (CC-BY-NC-2)

A small dark blur upslope materialized into a loping wolverine, coming straight toward us! Afraid this wolverine wanted to share our lunch, we left our backpacks where they lay, and hurried out of its path.

A hiker was injured by a grizzly bear in Glacier National Park Tuesday.

A hiker in Glacier National Park was grabbed and shaken by a grizzly bear Tuesday. The Park says his injuries were not life threatening.

Glacier National Park
Flickr user photommo (CC-BY-ND)

Glacier National Park is increasing entrance fees this fall. The fees will go up again in the spring, and some campgrounds will cost more in the spring, too.

Starting November 1, Glacier ups the price of a seven-day vehicle entrance fee by $5 to $20. Motorcycle fees will also go up $5.

The fees will go up again in May, to $30 per car and $25 per motorcycle.

In January the cost of an annual pass to Glacier will go up $10, to $45.

A grizzly bear visiting a wire hair snag station near Glacier National Park.
Flickr user GlacierNPS (PD)

The Alberta government designated The Castle Special Place as a Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park after more than 40 years of pressure from local advocates and community members. Michael Jamison of the National Park Conservation Association says this land protection has impacts for the entire Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

More wet weather is on the way to western Montana.
National Weather Service Missoula

Rainy and cool weather is pushing its way across the state of Montana and the National Weather Service says it's going to stick around for a while. Is the wildfire season-ending event we've long hoped for?

Montana Wildfire Roundup For September 2, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

Information from We will update this post as more information becomes available today.

West Fork Fish Creek Fire:
Some evacuees from the West Fork Fish Creek fire southwest of Alberton are being allowed back into their homes this afternoon.
"The evacuations along Fish Creek have moved from Cache Creek drainage, and they’ve moved north up to Surveyor Creek," says Breanna Thomasson, fire information officer.

Montana Historical Society Press

Step out of a world governed by clocks and calendars and into the world of the Kootenai and Blackfeet peoples, whose traditional territories included the area that is now Glacier National Park.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
A view of the Little Joe Fire from Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect in the Missoula area today. The restrictions apply to public and private lands in Missoula, Mineral, Sanders, Granite and Ravalli counties, including the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests, BLM and state lands.

The Billings Chinook Type-1 Helicopter drops fire retardant from the mobile retardant base onto the Sheep Fire, part of the Thompson-Divide Complex, burning near Highway 2 about 2 miles south of Essex, MT, Aug. 20, 2015.
Jonathan Moor/Inciweb

A mandatory evacuation of Essex and the surrounding area was ordered at about 2:45 this afternoon by the Flathead County Sheriff. Fire Information Officer Sonja Hartmann says the Sheep Fire burning just south of Highway 2 near Glacier National Park moved within a half mile of the town.