6 episodes

A variety of videos on Glacier National Park are included in this series. Topics such as bear safety, bear research, camping in the backcountry, glaciers, climate change, and the park’s geologic history are discussed.

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A variety of videos on Glacier National Park are included in this series. Topics such as bear safety, bear research, camping in the backcountry, glaciers, climate change, and the park’s geologic history are discussed.

    • video
    Bear Safety with John Waller

    Bear Safety with John Waller

    Glacier National Park: A bear biologist discusses safety tips for hikers who encounter bears. Tips include how to avoid sneaking up and startling a bear, how to distinguish a black bear from a grizzly, and how to respond to both a bluff attack and an actual attack.

    • 7 min
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    Backcountry Camping Video - Winter

    Backcountry Camping Video - Winter

    Glacier National Park: This safety video is required viewing for all backcountry campers during winter in Glacier National Park. Topics include hypothermia, frostbite, avalanches, food storage, water purification, waste disposal, animal encounters, and park regulations.

    • 10 min
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    Backcountry Camping Video - Summer

    Backcountry Camping Video - Summer

    Glacier National Park: This safety video is required viewing for all backcountry campers in Glacier National Park during summer. Topics include animal encounters, weather, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, dehydration, waste disposal, park preservation and regulations, food handling, and stock handling.

    • 14 min
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    Glaciers and Climate Change

    Glaciers and Climate Change

    Glacier National Park: The value of research on glaciers is discussed by a USGS research ecologist. Emphasis is placed on how the melting of glaciers affects ecosystems and serves as an indicator for climate change.

    • 3 min
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    Grizzly Bear Research

    Grizzly Bear Research

    Glacier National Park: USGS research biologist Kate Kendall discusses a project to estimate population and distribution of grizzly bears in Glacier National Park and surrounding areas. The method of collecting hair samples from bears is mentioned.

    • 4 min
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    Glacier's Geologic History

    Glacier's Geologic History

    Glacier National Park: Geologist Chris Weiss briefly discusses the geologic history of Glacier National Park.

    • 2 min

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