• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

Purpose and Significance Statements

Purpose

  • To preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources for future generations.
  • To provide opportunities to experience, understand and enjoy the park consistent with the preservation of resources in a state of nature.
  • To celebrate the ongoing peace, friendship, and goodwill among nations, recognizing the need for cooperation in a world of shared resources.

Significance

  • Glacier’s scenery dramatically illustrates an exceptionally long geologic history and the many geological processes associated with mountain building and glaciation.
  • Glacier offers relatively accessible spectacular scenery and increasingly rare primitive wilderness experiences.
  • Glacier is at the core of the “Crown of the Continent” ecosystem, one of the most ecologically intact areas remaining in the temperate regions of the world.
  • Glacier’s cultural resources chronicle the history of human activities and show that people have long place high value on the area’s natural features.
  • Waterton-Glacier is the world’s first international peace park.

Did You Know?

Gunsight Mtn

In 1976, Glacier National Park was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes Glacier’s intact ecosystem as a valuable place for sound research and education to take place in a sustainable manner.