Brown Bag Presentations

Screen shot of Glacier National Park Climate Change Brochure.

Responding to Climate Change: An Organizational Perspective
by Jeff Mow, Glacier National Park Superintendent

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Noon-1 PM
Glacier National Park Community Building

National parks and protected areas throughout the world are being impacted by climate change through extreme weather events, warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and ocean acidification. Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow will talk about the challenges that parks face in building the organizational capacity to adapt to the wide range of conditions resulting from climate change.

Mow has an extensive history working in northern latitudes and has been involved in climate change response for the National Park Service since 2006. He has been superintendent of Glacier National Park since August, 2013.

Upcoming Brown Bags

Mass Visitation and Mountain Goats: Ecology and Management of an Alpine Icon
by Wesley Sarmento

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Glacier National Park Community Building

Wildlife habituation at Logan Pass is a priority concern in the new Going-to-the-Sun Road Management Plan. Wesley Sarmento, Master's student at the University of Montana, will talk about his mountain goat research project. Sarmento studies and tracks habituated goats at Logan Pass in order to better understand how people influence mountain goat behavior and ecology.

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Wesley Sarmento has studied wildlife for over seven years. As a National Geographic "Young Explorer," he conducted conservation research of the world's largest wild sheep, argali, in Mongolia, where he lived for one year among traditional nomadic people. His passion for field work has also led him to remote regions of Northern Alaska to study biodiversity and shrinking wetlands. For the last three summers, Sarmento has had the opportunity to work on mountain goat research in Glacier National Park.


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Directions To Glacier National Park Community Building:
To locate the Community Building, take U.S. Montana Highway 2 to West Glacier. Follow the signs to the west entrance of the park. Before the entrance gate, you will see a brown sign that says "Park Headquarters." Take a right. Continue straight past the park headquarters building. Proceed until reaching Mather Drive (past employee only signs) and take a right. Continue about one block on Mather Drive and take the first right which leads to the Community Building parking lot (follow signs).