Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve News
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Glacier Bay concessions housing to be upgraded with approximately $16.7 million from the Great American Outdoors Act
March 6, 2023 | 10:36 am
Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve recently awarded an approximately $16.7 million construction contract to replace concession housing at Bartlett Cove.
Glacier Bay Seeks Input on Draft Wilderness Management Plan
February 15, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Glacier Bay is accepting comments and feedback on a draft Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Assessment by March 17. This plan builds on the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve General Management Plan and provides new adaptive tools for current and future park managers to preserve the 2.6 million acres of designated wilderness within Glacier Bay National Park.
Glacier Bay Releases Final Marine Management Plan and Decision Document
February 6, 2023 | 12:20 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan for managing the marine waters of Glacier Bay National Park. The decision document is available on the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment page.
Glacier Bay Seeking Comments for 2023 Compendium
January 17, 2023 | 12:44 pm
The Park Compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. It comes open for public comment annually.
Partnership Effort Brings Sustainable Power to Glacier Bay National Park
December 6, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Glacier Bay National Park will transition from diesel generation to primarily hydroelectric power this week according to Park Superintendent Philip Hooge.
NPS Seeks Feedback on Draft Marine Management Plan and Environmental Assessment
November 30, 2022 | 9:15 am
The National Park Service is seeking feedback on a Glacier Bay National Park draft Marine Management Plan and Environmental Assessment between November 30 and December 30, 2022.
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective October 1-20, 2022
September 30, 2022 | 12:43 pm
The 20-knot vessel speed limit in Lower Glacier Bay will remain in effect through October 20th, due to continuing whale use of that area.
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective September 22nd, 2022
September 21, 2022 | 3:06 pm
Glacier Bay National Park announced today that the vessel speed limit in Lower Glacier Bay is being raised to 20 knots due to a decline in the number of whales in that area.
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective September 10th, 2022
September 9, 2022 | 1:47 pm
Glacier Bay National Park announced today that the 13-knot “whale waters” vessel speed limit is changing throughout the Bay. This change is effective beginning at 5 AM Saturday September 10th.
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective 03 September 2022
September 2, 2022 | 12:34 pm
Glacier Bay National Park announced today that the 13-knot “whale waters” vessel speed limit around Sturgess Island is being lifted. This change is effective beginning at 5 AM Saturday September 3rd.