Glacier Park to Study Abandoned Mines

By Beacon Staff

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright says a study will be done to determine if health and safety hazards at abandoned mine lands in the park can be corrected.

The park’s abandoned mines are being considered for listing in the National Register of Historic Places to preserve them as a cultural resource. The mines also offer potential wildlife habitat.

But first park officials say they first need to reduce the dangers posed to park visitors by the mines.

Park officials say they are in the early stage of that process and are seeking comments regarding the scope of the proposed study through Sept. 14.