GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Glacier National Park has completed their environmental analysis for the "Sperry Chalet: Next 100 Years" project and will move forward with the proposed plan to rebuild it.
The National Park Service (NPS) reports it reached the decision after careful analysis of the environmental impacts associated with the project and with consideration of public comments.
"Rebuilding historic Sperry is a priority, and I applaud the quick efforts of the Glacier Conservancy, the park, and the park community to move this project forward," said Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. "We are one significant step closer to celebrating future Sperry adventures."
“Today we are one significant step closer in restoring the Sperry experience for the next 100 years of park visitors,” said Park Superintendent Jeff Mow. “We discovered many important design and resource considerations in our conversations with the public throughout the planning process this spring, and look forward to carrying many of them forward.”
The park received 72 comment letters during the EA review period, 58 of which support the plan. As a result, they will rebuild the Dormitory Building that was badly burned in the 2017 Sprague Fire at its original site, within the original stone masonry walls.
Construction will be completed in two phases, proposed for this summer and next. NPS, in conjunction with Anderson Hallas Architects, will move forward this month with preparing for the first phase of the project.
Additional information about the Sperry Chalet rebuilding plans can be found here.