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

Animals

Lions and eagles and bears. Oh my.

A bright curving trunked flower.

Plants

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.

Last updated: February 13, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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