Climate Change Response Program Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
of glaciers and ice sheets. And of those that remain, most are
shrinking at an accelerated rate.
These changes not only affect what we see on the
landscape—they also alter part of Earth’s natural water
storage system, affecting everything from wildlife to
agriculture to human health.
Scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
and National Park Service (NPS) work together to monitor
and measure glacier loss. If these changes continue, we will
face a future much different than the present, including a
Glacier National Park without glaciers.