Geology Department Events

Nov 9

Jeff Mow '81, Superintendent, Glacier National Park

"Glacier National Park: Challenges and Opportunities during Uncertain Times."

Friday, November 9th, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 pm / Music and Drama LL06
Poster for Nov 9th public talk.

Jeff Mow (’81), superintendent at Glacier National Park, will discuss "Glacier National Park: Challenges and Opportunities during Uncertain Times" on November 9, 2018.  Mow will discuss how the management of national parks for the next 100 years will require developing resilience and strategies to contend with the uncertainties of exploding demand for: outdoor recreation, technological innovation, changing visitor expectations and climate change.  Mow speaks from the experience of facing challenges to Glacier National Park over the last five years and a career with the National Park Service of 30 years.  Driven by the demand for increasing access to outdoor recreation across the West, visitation at Glacier has edged closer to the levels seen at Yellowstone National Park. In addition, increasing wildfires in the park and smoke from across the West have significant impacts on the tourism economy of northwest Montana.

Sponsored by Geology. Contact: Tami Little, x5769