Glacier National Park United States Postage Stamp
2012 – 85 cent – Scott-C149
This international rate postage stamp showcases Montana’s beautiful Glacier National Park, with majestic peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains in the background. Glacier National Park is often described as one of the most stunning national parks in the United States. Glacier National Park was established on May 11, 1910.
The stamp image shows Logan Pass, the highest point on Glacier National Park’s spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road. Peaks of the Northern Rocky Mountains fill the photo’s background. In the foreground, melting snowbanks reveal a lush meadow dusted with wildflowers.
This beautiful national park is named for the glaciers that sculpted the landscape more than 10,000 years ago and for the Little Ice Age glaciers there today. Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of rugged peaks and valleys, alpine meadows, spectacular lakes, and dense forest. Glacier National Park is a haven for wildlife with nearly 300 species of birds and more than 60 species of mammals, including the bald eagle(Haliaeetus leucocephalus), wolverine(Gulo gulo), lynx(Lynx canadensis), mountain goat(Oreamnos americanus), bighorn sheep(Ovis canadensis), and wolf(Canis lupus).
The Glacier National Park stamp was designed by art director Ethel Kessler and features the photograph by nature photographer Michael Melford.