July 27, 2015
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective July 28, 2015
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that the vessel operating restrictions around Willoughby Island and in most of Whidbey Passage will be lifted beginning 5 AM Tuesday July 28. However, a 13 knot vessel speed limit will remain in effect in and around Berg Bay to protect numerous humpback whales that continue to feed in this area. Whale waters in lower Glacier Bay remain unchanged. In all currently designated whale waters, vessels greater than 18 feet in length are restricted to a mid-channel course or one nautical mile offshore.
July 13, 2015
Bear Advisory for the Scidmore Cut Area
Superintendent Philip Hooge announces an advisory for the north side of the Scidmore Cut area of Glacier Bay due to possible bear activity at a moose carcass
July 09, 2015
Bear Advisory for Upper Muir Inlet
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced an advisory in northern Muir Inlet due to a bear-human conflict on July 2, 2015
July 09, 2015
Camping Closure in the Gloomy Knob Area
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced that the beach southeast of Gloomy Knob surrounding the Vivid Lake outflow stream will be closed to camping from July 20 – August 31, 2015 to minimize bear-human conflicts and disturbance to wildlife feeding on salmon.
June 11, 2015
Cruise Ship Assists Glacier Bay Tour Boat
The Holland America cruise ship Noordam provided assistance to 40 passengers from a tour vessel experiencing mechanical problems in Glacier Bay, Wednesday.
June 03, 2015
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay, Effective June 4, 2015
Acting Superintendent Sheri Barry announced today that vessel operating restrictions, including a 13 knot speed limit, are being implemented in lower Glacier Bay, lower Whidbey Passage, Fingers Bay, Berg Bay and around Willoughby Island to protect numerous humpback whales that have been sighted in the area. These restrictions are effective from 5 AM Thursday June 4 until further notice.
June 02, 2015
Tribal House Coordinators Selected
Two Tribal House Coordinators have been selected to assist with the Huna Tribal House Project.
May 12, 2015
NPS Proposes Climate Monitoring Program for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Long-term automated monitoring stations are being proposed for eight locations in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Environmental Assessment for this climate monitoring program is now available for public review and comment.
April 20, 2015
2015 Closures to Protect Nesting Birds
This notice is to inform visitors of temporary closures to foot traffic and minimum approach distance of 100 yards at four islands in Glacier Bay, from May 1 – August 31, 2015, to protect nesting birds.
March 17, 2015
NPS Issues Superintendent's Compendiums
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued the annual Superintendent’s Compendiums for 2015, a collection of documents that will become effective on April 1.