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Glacier National Park

Ranger Scott Emmerich Scott has been a ranger with the

National Park Service for 21 years. Since 1991 he has served as Glacier’s North Fork District Ranger out of Polebridge, Montana. On June 8, 2010 he received the highest honor a NPS Ranger can receive when he accepted the 2010 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award in a Washington, D.C. ceremony. Simply put he was selected as the top ranger in the nation. Scott and his (human) assistant Regi Altop have been friends to University of Montana students for many years helping with a class the University’s Geography Department holds in the North Fork of the Flathead every January.

Scott and Mya – Susie Graetz photo

Having spent time with him, as one of the instructors we can testify the award was well earned.

Rick Graetz and Sarah Halvorson

Crown of the Continent  

University of Montana's Crown of the Continent