The Glacier National Park Fund partners with the National Park Service in the Save the Trails Project. Past work has included the McDonald Creek overlook and the reconstruction of the Horse Bridge.
This year, most of the park’s historic hotels and campgrounds will be open by mid-June and hikers will be out on their favorite hikes. Trail flooding is just one of the yearly spring problems that necessitates maintenance.
If you would like to help support Glacier year-around, the Glacier Park Fund offers a way to do it. Click here for information. In addition to maintenance, work will continue this year on a wheelchair accessible trail across the lake from Many Glacier Hotel and the Hidden Lake trail boardwalk.
Budget cuts at the federal level make volunteer help and donations via the Glacier Park Fund urgent. Keeping over 700 miles of trails in good shape takes a fair amount of effort. Those who have been going to Glacier for years will remember that the park once advertised over a thousand miles of trails. Let’s not lose any more of them.
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4 thoughts on “Glacier Park Fund Continues Trail Maintenance Support”
I’d sure volunteer to help on the trails if I were closer. Our local Forest Ranger Station has no budget for trail crews this year either. Any trail work will have to be done by the fire crews.
Me, too. Too bad about the ranger station budget. Too bad they can’t place money collection bins as popular trailheads in the same manner that museums have a donation box.
Many of these cuts really bother me. They have been supported for decades, but now they are cut because of “budgets” and yet the total $ in the budgets have not been cut back to the numbers of five years ago. Where in the money now being spent instead? Do we have $200K/year life guards in the Park Service or the Forest Service like they have in Redondo Beach?
With my cynical view, I suspect that money falls into the abyss of “adminstrative services,” which means that nobody really knows where it’s being spent.
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