Glacier National Park’s Jillian McKenna Receives National Award
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 30, 2022

The Wes Henry Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Awards recognize outstanding contributions by an individual, team, and non-government partner to wilderness stewardship in the NPS. These recipients exemplify the commitment demonstrated by Wes Henry, former NPS wilderness program manager, who was devoted to preservation of wilderness character and recognized the importance of educating the public about the benefits of these special places…Jillian McKenna received the Non-Government Partner Award. She served as a Scientists-in-Parks Wilderness Character Intern and later as a Wilderness contractor in Glacier National Park in 2021. She helped monitor the park’s wilderness character, led development of the park’s Wilderness Character Baseline Assessment and produced a wilderness character map.