National glacier parks are feeling the impacts of the government shutdown. Parks are still mostly accessible to the public and fees are not being collected, but the lack of public services has been a major issue for visitors and local businesses.
This Photo Friday features the Mendenhall Ice Caves, located inside the Mendenhall Glacier of Juneau, Alaska. This particular glacier is one of 38 glaciers that is part of the 1500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field, which runs for 13 miles into the Mendenhall Valley, ending at Mendenhall Lake.
An organization of tribal leaders representing Indian Nations in the Dakotas and Nebraska has called for a name change of Yellowstone National Park’s Mt. Doane and Hayden Valley.
Have you heard about the fires engulfing part of Glacier National Park in Montana this week? GlacierHub writer Natalie Belew was in the park when the fires struck and captured photographs of the rapidly receding glaciers from the Grinnell Glacier trail in Many Glacier.
A recent article in Regional Environmental Change by Mattias Borg Rasmussen explores the nexus of climate change, retreating glaciers, and conservation landscapes in the context of Pastoruri Glacier in Peru’s Huascarán National Park.
Not over yet: There’s a new twist to the nearly thirty-year saga on the construction of Jumbo Glacier Resort in British Columbia of Canada. The developers have brought the case back to court, aiming to overturn government’s 2015 decision and resurrect the resort’s construction.