Quartz Lake Loop Looning 2014

Working with the Citizen Science Program in Glacier National Park is a great excuse for me to get out (and it helps science in the Park!) as if I needed one. So my buddy TJ and I took off to do the Quartz Lake Loop. Quartz Lake, Middle Quartz Lake and Lower Quartz Lake are[…]

Howe Lake Looning

Common Loon searching Citizen Science

 The harried nature of migrations is waning here in the north and things are beginning to settle in. Snow is melting, flowers are breaking ground and bears are emerging. Birds are establishing their territories, building nests and looking to make little ones in their image. It’s for this last reason that we headed up[…]

Cue the Eagle

Being involved with Citizen Science and such, I find out about cool ways to help out the NPS and USGS scientists learn more about the animals and ecology of Glacier National Park. Migrations are happening from late summer on. Many raptors really start showing up here around the middle of October. If you happen to[…]

Jake Bramante joins GNPF

Jake plus the Glacier National Park Fund

I’ve been scrambling around trying to keep blogs up, getting ready for the holidays, and starting my new contract with GNPF. It’s the last one that I’m really REALLY excited about! I’m the new Outreach Coordinator for the Glacier National Park Fund to help them through the new merger with the Glacier Association as they[…]

Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

Poia Lake

Went up to Poia Lake in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park for a bit of a mountain goat and pika survey for the Citizen Science program and saw a lot of birds, some mammals and a sweet bull elk! Check out my blog about Citizen Science here to learn more!

High Country Survey – Citizen Science

High Country Survey

 I’ve blogged about Citizen Science before and covered my first real field outing for Loon Day here and decided to show another Citizen Science project called the “High Country Survey”. In a nutshell, Citizen Science is funded by the Glacier National Park Fund and provides a little bit of classroom training, then unleashes volunteers[…]