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Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species despite harsh environmental conditions. Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species

Alpine summits often support a great variety of vegetation species despite harsh environmental conditions. Bison Mountain GLORIA plot, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey near the summit of Dancing Lady Mountain in Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey

Researcher evaluates vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey near the summit of Dancing Lady Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.

A botanist collects vegetation data near the summit Pitamakin Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.
June 16, 2020

A botanist collects vegetation data near the summit of Pitamakin Mt

A botanist collects vegetation data near the summit Pitamakin Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Scientists collect alpine plant species on the summit of Seward Mountain, Glacier NP
June 16, 2020

Scientists collect alpine plant species in Glacier NP

Scientists collect alpine plant species and distribution data to complete a GLORIA site inventory on the summit of Seward Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana.

USGS scientists visit Weather Station in Glacier National Park
April 20, 2020

USGS scientists visit Weather Station in Glacier National Park

USGS scientists visit Garden Wall Weather Station in Glacier National Park.  This high elevation weather station, just below the Continental Divide near Logan Pass, collects weather data that is used each spring to forecast avalanche hazard for the road crew plowing Going to the Sun Road.  The data is also used by USGS avalanche scientists to study the connection between

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Radio-collared female grizzly bear seen with 3 cubs during a telemetry tracking flight on 4/10/20.
April 10, 2020

Here's looking at you

Scientists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team have seen the first female grizzly bear with cubs of the year for 2020 in Yellowstone National Park. The radio-collared female was seen with 3 cubs during a telemetry tracking flight on 4/10.  One of the 3 cubs is hard to see between the 2 obvious siblings, but you can just make out its head. This beautiful 13 year-

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Scientists collect alpine plant species and distribution data in Glacier National Park
December 31, 2019

Scientists collect alpine plant species and distribution data in GNP

Scientists collect alpine plant species and distribution data to complete a GLORIA site inventory on the summit of Seward Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Animated image showing grizzly bear range expansion in GYE: 1990-2018
December 31, 2019

Animated image showing grizzly bear range expansion in GYE: 1990-2018

Sequential estimates of occupied ranges for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during 1990–2018. Range extents are based on methods described in Bjornlie et al. (2014). Verified grizzly bear locations from a variety of sources, including VHF and GPS telemetry locations, sightings, mortalities, and human-bear conflicts for consecutive 10-year period were

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Scientists use grids to collect alpine plant data according to GLORIA protocols on the summit of Bison Mountain in Glacier NP
December 31, 2019

Scientists use grids to collect alpine plant data according to GLORIA

Scientists use grids to collect alpine plant data according to GLORIA protocols on the summit of Bison Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Researchers evaluate vegetation near the summit of Seward Mountain in Glacier National Park
December 31, 2019

Researchers evaluate vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey

Researchers evaluate vegetation during a GLORIA alpine plant survey near the summit of Seward Mountain in Glacier National Park, Montana.