Who We Are | Meet Our Staff
Michael Jamison, Crown of the Continent Program Manager
Michael Jamison joined NPCA’s Glacier Field Office in September 2010, following 14 years as a journalist at the Missoulian newspaper in northwest Montana. He operated the paper’s Flathead Valley Bureau, in the Glacier National Park region, providing an emphasis on natural resource/policy and science reporting.
A longtime Montana resident, Michael graduated from the University of Montana in 1990, with a degree in English (creative non-fiction writing) and an emphasis in environmental studies. He later earned a master’s degree in journalism at UM and for several years taught in the university’s School of Forestry. Prior to taking over the Missoulian’s northern bureau office in 1996, he wrote for Montana State University’s Forest Stewardship program as well as numerous national magazines, and served as managing editor of the Pulitzer-Prize winning Hungry Horse News. Michael’s most recent book project – “How the West Was Warmed” – focused on climate change in Glacier and other national parks, and was a finalist for the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award.
During his many years at the Missoulian, Michael served as the reporter of record for Glacier National Park and the transboundary Flathead, focusing attention on the park and its surrounding landscape. His reporting earned him numerous national awards, including honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
In 2009, the Forest History Society (Duke University) in conjunction with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources honored him with the John M. Collier Award, recognizing his career contribution to writing about environmental and conservation history, and the interaction between people and landscapes.
As program manager for NPCA’s Crown of the Continent Initiative, Michael continues to expand his efforts to promote the narrative of the Crown and of the people who call it home.
Sarah Lundstrum, Glacier Field Representative
Sarah joined NPCA in July 2012 as the Glacier Field Rep in Whitefish Montana. Her work will be focused in and around Glacier National Park with an emphasis on community organizing throughout the Crown of the Continent.
Sarah comes to NPCA from the Montana Wilderness Association where she worked to protect quiet trails and wild places throughout Northwest Montana. Sarah has lived and worked in the Flathead Valley for 5 years and brings local knowledge of the people and the land to her work at NPCA. Prior to living in Montana, Sarah spent time in the desert southwest; graduating with her B.S. from Utah State University in 2003 and then working for the Sierra Club as a community organizer in Albuquerque NM.
In her 5 years in the Flathead Valley, Sarah has become involved in the community; serving on the board of the local dog park, organizing ultimate Frisbee, playing hockey at the Stumptown Ice Den and serving on the Ice Rink Advisory Committee. Sarah enjoys all forms of outdoor activity, cooking delicious food and hanging out with her pack of three dogs…and is contemplating getting chickens.
GLACIER FIELD OFFICE
419 Spokane Ave
P.O. Box 4485
Whitefish, MT 59937