Glacier National Park, known as the "Crown of the Continent," is a stunningly beautiful mountain landscape adorned with glaciers and snowfields. Combined with its sister park, Waterton Lakes Park in southern Alberta, the two become Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world. These wild places are the realm of the grizzly and the mountain goat, along with the diminutive pika and delicate, yet exceptionally hardy, wildflowers that put on a dazzling display in the short season between the months of snow.
Visitors to Glacier and Waterton have a lot of questions about the native flora and fauna, and there isn’t a ranger around every corner to answer them. The Nature Guide to Glacier and Waterton National Parks will be their handy resource to quickly identify over 200 animals and plants native to the parks. Conveniently sized to fit in a pocket, look inside for full-color images, detailed descriptions, useful park information, and much more as you explore the unique residents and features of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks.
Amy Grisak has been a television and media professional for nearly 30 years (and someone who practically lives in Glacier National Park during the summer). During her first years living in Montana, she worked in the field as an associate producer for a number of television programs, including several for National Geographic Television. She eventually transitioned from television to freelance writing, pairing her exceptional nature photography with her stories and essays. An active member in the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Amy has won two awards in the two years she’s entered the Excellence-in-Craft contests. She writes frequently about Glacier National Park for publications such as Hobby Farms, The Farmers’ Almanac, RootsRated, KOA, The New Pioneer, and many others. She is also the primary contributor to the Great Falls Tribune’s “Glacier Gateway” segment. Her work has allowed her to develop relationships with park personnel, including the natural resources ranger, Mark Biehl; the public relations manager, Lauren Alley; and the park’s botanist and restoration biologist, Dawn LeFleur. With these long-standing relationships, Amy understands the goals and unique challenges of the park rangers and staff.When not working, Amy leads frequent backcountry trips into Glacier in order to instill a passion and respect for the park in others. She lives in Great Falls, Montana.