The Backcountry Preservation Fund was established in 1993 to be used solely to protect and preserve Glacier National Park’s backcountry, which is being visited at an ever-increasing rate. The Fund supplements federal appropriations and backcountry user fees to extend and enhance backpackers’ experiences in Glacier.
We have asked Park personnel to identify a specific project in need of funding in the backcountry. This year the funds collected will go toward one or more of the following to be determined by our board of directors:
- Restore/Replace the Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge.
- Triple Divide Trail Reroute to decrease steepness by addition of 2 switchbacks.
- Trout Lake Trailhead Enhancement to stabilize an area of erosion and add off-road parking.
Last year we relocated the food preparation area at Fifty Mountain Campground and upgraded toilet facilities at 10 backcountry sites.
Please join other Glacier National Park backcountry users to help protect this priceless resource by making your donation today.
Note: Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation is our fiscal agent. Your donation will be received by Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates for the Backcountry Preservation Fund.