Climate Smart Glacier Country in the News

Wildfire in the City

Montana Public Radio: We Have Serious Issues–Whitefish Considers Wildfire Threat and Prevention

NBC Montana: Whitefish Fire Chief Says Planning, Notification Key in Wildfire Safety

Local Firefighters React to Deadly California Blazes: ‘It Can Happen Here’

Visit the City of Whitefish webpage to learn more about Fire Safe actions you can take to protect your home.

Climate Smart Events Focus on Solutions for Dealing with Climate Challenges (

City Installs Electric Vehicle Charging in Parking Garage (

City Council Approves Final Climate Action Plan (

Saving Winter

FVCC to Host Montana Climate Science Day

Climate Change is Real: What Then Should We Do?

Climate Smart Seeking Nominations for Awards

KGEZ Radio Show Appearances

These radio recordings were taken from the KGEZ Good Morning Show with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell.

December 2018 – Climate Smart Art Contest. Introducing the Climate Smart Art Contest and describing the way that art complements the mission of Climate Smart (Curran Edland, Sophia Valenzuela)

November 2018 – Wildfire in the City. Discussing the history of fires in the Flathead and the way history can help us predict future fire behavior (Ed Lieser, Rick Trembath)

October 2018 – Wildfire in the City. Establishing Whitefish as a fire-adapted community and recommendations from the Whitefish CAP (Richard Hildner, Joe Page)

September 2018 – Energy Efficient Building for Affordable Housing workshop promotion, and how you can save money by conserving energy (Contractor Kevin Jacks & FEC’s Adam Steele)

August 2018 – Building healthy soils for a changing climate and the role of composing (Alissa LaChance & Steve Thompson)

July 2018 – Whitefish Center for Sustainability & Entrepreneurship: the building, the program, and the community-school nexus (Taylor Wilmot & Steve Thompson)

June 2018 – Energy Corps and partnerships between the City of Whitefish and the school district (Mariah Gladstone & Steve Thompson)

May 2018 – Glacier National Park takes action to prepare for climate change and reduce local impacts (Jeff Mow)

April 2018 – Earth Day happenings coming up: Launch of the Center for Sustainability & Entrepreneurship, Earth Day celebration, and unveiling of the Whitefish CAP (Matt Folz & Allison Batch)

March 2018 – Whitefish CAP out for public comment–here’s what it covers, and a summary of the Solar-Ease Workshop

February 2018 – Adapting to wildfire in a changing climate: What the MT Climate Assessment says about wildfire risk and fire seasons, what FireSafe Flathead is doing to reduce risk, and promoting the upcoming FireSafe lecture series at FVCC (Steve Thompson & DNRC’s Ali Ulwelling)

January 2018 – What is Climate Smart Glacier Country? What is our purpose? And what’s up with the weird, volatile weather and is it related to climate change? (Steve Thompson)

December 2017 – Whitefish Climate Action Plan: Why Whitefish is doing one and a sneak peek at draft strategies (Steve Thompson)

November 2017 – Promoting the Clean Energy Forum in Columbia Falls (Steve Thompson)