Nature & Science

Flora, Fauna, and Other Life Forms

Glacier Park's varied climate influences and its location at the headwaters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Hudson Bay drainages have given rise to an incredible variety of plants and animals. Both Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, across the border in Canada, were designated International Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized in 1995 as a World Heritage Site.
Bighorn sheep on a cliff

Lions and eagles and bears. Oh my.

A bright curving trunked flower.

The grass is always greener in Glacier!

beams of light, colors, and clouds in night sky over lake
Environmental Factors

Air, earth, wind, water.

a rocky stream and waterfall fills the left, various plantlife on the right
Natural Features & Ecosystems

Get behind the scenery.

orange colored smoke over silhouetted mountain ridge and trees
Wildland Fire

Fire is a part of the park's natural lifecycle.

People stand on ice near a glacial cave in the mountains.

The park had over 100 glaciers when it was established in 1910. In 2015, only 26 met the size criteria to be designated active glaciers.

Last updated: February 26, 2019

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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