COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. — A year ago flames from the Sprague Fire destroyed the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, but now construction workers are braving smoky conditions to make sure the rebuild stays on track.
Glacier National Park Conservancy officials said the fires around and in Glacier National Park have not slowed down the project. Workers still plan to complete phase one this fall.
The conservancy just received old timbers from stabilization efforts last winter and even some timbers that burned last summer.
“They are really a part of history,” said Lacy Kowalski, with the Glacier National Park Conservancy. “You look at them and it may just look like a piece of wood now, but it's really an historical project that's happening right now, and I think people are eager to have a part of that and have a part of the story to tell."
Kowalski said a lot of people and donors are interested in the timber pieces. The conservancy is still deciding what they will do with them.
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