Glacier National Park http://mtpr.net en Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika http://mtpr.net/post/habitat-shrinking-high-alpine-animals-tiny-pika <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hiker Jake </span>Bramante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reached his destination, just on the other side of Gable Pass in Glacier National Park. He was looking to find an area he had seen once before, a limestone boulder field he knew was home to a population of one of his favorite animals—the </span>pika<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“Any time I get to see them it’s always a special thing,” Bramante said. “They’re just cute and I love how hearty they are.”</p><p>Hearty in the right climate, anyway.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:00:22 +0000 Dan Boyce 10199 at http://mtpr.net Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika Barricades down, gates reopened at Glacier National Park http://mtpr.net/post/barricades-down-gates-reopened-glacier-national-park <p>Barricades came down, open signs switched on, and employees went back to work as Glacier National Park reopened. The partial government shutdown closed the national parks October first.</p><p>Public Affairs Officer Denise Germann says the Park had about 20 to 30 people working during the shutdown. As of Thursday about 250 employees were back on.</p><p>She said a lot of the work going on right now involves getting housing and lodging buttoned up for the winter.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:00:26 +0000 Katrin Frye 9877 at http://mtpr.net Barricades down, gates reopened at Glacier National Park Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry http://mtpr.net/post/furloughed-park-workers-are-disappointed-and-angry <p>If reporters have a question about Glacier National Park, they usually first call the park&#39;s public affairs officer, Denise Germann.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:33:43 +0000 Sally Mauk 9564 at http://mtpr.net Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry