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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve - News section for more.

  • 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.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Glacier Bay Whale Waters Update Effective 22 August 2022

    August 22, 2022 | 10:36 am

    Glacier Bay National Park lifts 13-knot “whale waters” vessel speed limit near Russell Island. New temporary whale waters are being implemented near Lone Island.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Comment Invited on Public Scoping for a Marine Management Plan Environmental Assessment including Updates to Vessel Quotas and Operating Requirements

    August 9, 2022 | 12:28 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the start of a Marine Management planning process that will guide future management decisions in ~537,000 acres of Glacier Bay National Park marine waters.

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  • Temporary Closure to Foot Traffic due to Bear Activity in the West Arm of Glacier Bay

    August 2, 2022 | 3:40 pm

    A temporary closure to foot traffic is in effect immediately at the Scidmore Cut area of the West Arm of Glacier Bay due to a bear incident. This closure will remain in effect until August 30, 2022. On July 30th, a brown bear obtained food from campers at this site. No injuries or property damage were reported.

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  • Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective August 3rd, 2022

    August 2, 2022 | 8:58 am

    Glacier Bay National Park and Deputy Superintendent Tom Schaff announced today that the 13-knot “whale waters” vessel speed limit in the lower West Arm is being lifted. New temporary whale waters are being implemented near Garforth, Willoughby, and Francis Islands to reflect shifting whale distribution.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Glacier Bay National Park Implements Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Program for Large Cruise Ships

    July 25, 2022 | 10:21 am

    Glacier Bay National Park has initiated an environmental inspection program focused on large cruise ships that enter the park.

    Read more at nps.gov