The Glacier National Park - Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
Glacier national park is located in the state of Montana in the United States. The park was established in 1910 and it covers over 1,000,000 acres of land. It was recognized centuries ago as an area rich in resources. With two mountain sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains, the park inherits more than one thousand species of plants and animals and over 130 lakes. The Glacier National Park has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem". This region was first inhabited by Native Americans. Mammals such as the grizzly mountain goats, wolverine, grey wolf and lynx are common in the park. Hundreds of species of birds make Glacier National Park their homes. Few reptiles and amphibians have also been recorded to inhabit the park. The beauty of the park is accessible to the visitors through the highway that crosses the park. A train tour is the ultimate in experiencing Glacier National Park and its famous sites. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with its depictions of Glacier National Park is an excellent memento for tourists to take home.
Interesting Facts about Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park got its name from the glaciations that occurred 10 to 12 thousand years ago. These glaciers calculated to be over 6000 feet thick ice, carved at the sedimentary rocks to form U shaped valleys. There are about 25 glaciers remaining, out of 150 glaciers that were present during 1900. The largest stream in the Glacier National Park is 25.8 miles long. Beaver Greek Falls is one of the tallest Glacier Park Waterfall. There are eight picnic areas in the Glacier Park.