Field Notes from a Century on the Shoreline

Morton J. Elrod, one of Montana’s most distinguished naturalists, founded the Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1899 as a testament to the power of intensive fieldwork, and today it is one of the most respected institutions of its kind in the world

The Next Last Packers

Mule packing is dying. Or so they say. Meet the new generation fighting to preserve nostalgia, a timeless heritage, and wilderness itself.

Discover Canada’s National Treasures

Our neighbor to the north is celebrating its 150th birthday and everyone is invited with free admission to the country’s 47 national parks. Yes, even Americans get in free. Here are four parks within driving distance of Northwest Montana.

The Toughest Town in Montana

In 1890, a rough-and-tumble railroad town called McCarthyville was born on the southern edge of Glacier National Park. Two years later, it was gone.

The Jane Goodall of Wolves

Nearly four decades after Diane Boyd started monitoring the first radio-collared wolf to recolonize the Western U.S. from Canada, living in a remote North Fork Flathead River cabin without electricity or running water, she has come full circle with her new job as wolf management specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Hugo’s Small Town Boss

The blue-collar lessons that Jenny Swank Krasteva learned in tiny Valier have fueled her rapid rise to an executive position at one of the world’s most influential fashion houses

Legislator Day Jobs

Montana’s senators and representatives hail from diverse backgrounds, juggling careers and families as they participate in a citizens’ legislature for minimal compensation

The Whistleblower

The story of Fred Whiteside, a Flathead senator who took on a corrupt copper king at the turn of the 20th century while tending to an apple orchard back home in Kalispell

A Cut Above

At RBM Lumber’s family-owned timber mill, the Thompson family has carved out a niche business with conservation as its core principle and slow growth as a staple

The Return of Tanner Hall

From the slopes of the Flathead Valley, Tanner Hall became an iconic pioneer in the sport of freeskiing. Now at 33, he's enjoying life as a professional ski bum with a few tricks still up his sleeve.

A Legacy of Labor

Once a thriving manufacturing hub where generations of families were employed by two flagship companies, Columbia Falls forges a new economic identity

The First Native American Ranger

The overlooked story of the Blackfeet Nation's Francis X. Guardipee, a cultural pioneer in Glacier Park's history

Who’s Your Farmer?

She might be wearing muddly overalls, or he could be sporting a crisp button-down shirt

Royalty in the Canadian Rockies

After 90 years, the Prince of Wales Hotel in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park remains an iconic North American landmark

Archives of our Ancestors

Glacier National Park's museum collection preserves 20,000 historic items dating back over a century