George Bristol has had a passionate interest in Glacier National Park since 1961 at age 20 when he took a summer job working on the trail crew in Glacier. That initial summer began his awareness and commitment to a conservation ethic. His involvement with Glacier and the National Park Service include: a six year appointment to the National Park Foundation Board of Directors, cofounder and board of Director member of the Glacier Fund (now the Glacier National Park Conservancy), and an adviser to the PBS series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. In addition to his current book, he has published his autobiography, On Politics and Parks, and his poetry collection, Visual Voices. George is also an award-winning photographer and poet.