Upcoming Courses & Events
June 22-25, 2015
Application Due by April 12, 2015
June 21-26, 2015
Applications Due by April 26, 2015
June 12-16, 2015
Instructor: John Ashley
May 16, 2015
Glacier Institute Annual Work Day
Date: May 9, 2015
Locations: Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and Field Camp
Big Creek Outdoor Education Center was designated a National Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places!
Big Creek RS National Historic District:
Established in 1908, the Big Creek Ranger Station Historic District reflects construction dating to 1927 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its historical associations with the creation and administration of Flathead National Forest programs, and fire management in USFS Region One and the western United States. The property has added significance for the qualities of the buildings which reflect Craftsman influences combined with a rustic aesthetic, a typical format for USDA Forest Service buildings in the west and particularly Region One.
The buildings at the Big Creek Ranger Station retain a high level of integrity and reflect typical design patterning established by Forest Service architects of the 1920s and 1930s that pervaded throughout the 20th century. The simple, pattern-book designs evidenced in the buildings incorporate many aspects of agency design, from the utilitarian emphasis on rural selfsufficiency, to the Craftsman detailing discernable in gently-sloped rooflines, shingle siding, inviting porches, exposed rafters and purlins, multi-paned horizontally-banded windows.