Glacier National Park
$35.00 – $100.00
- 24″ x 18″
- Epson Enhanced Matte Paper & Canvas
- Archival Quality Ink Jet print – Because this artwork is printed when ordered please allow 3-5 for product to ship.
- Open Edition
Glacier National Park is an idyllic stretch of over one million acres on the northern edge of Montana, with 200 waterfalls, more than 700 lakes, and many stark mountains carved by glaciers. When European settlers first saw the area, over 150 glaciers remained. They quickly established a forest preserve on this region that had been home, hunting ground and site of vision quests for Native American tribes. Just 21 years after Montana became a state, President Taft created Glacier National Park in 1910.
Since that time, scientists have witnessed many changes in the park. Its average annual temperature has risen by over 34°F and in 2010 only 25 active glaciers remained. While it is unclear how the loss of glaciers will affect the region’s diverse ecosystems, scientists expect it will harm plants and animals that rely on glacial melt-water. Scientists also expect that glacial retreat will reduce the area’s water levels over time, leading to devastating forest fires.
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