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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.

January 22, 2015
Glacier Bay Tour Vessel Prospectus Released
The National Park Service intends to award multiple concession contracts at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to provide tour vessel and related services.

August 01, 2014
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective August 2, 2014
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that the13-knot vessel speed limit in lower Glacier Bay will be raised to 20 knots through the water due to a decrease in the number of humpback whales in the area. This change goes into effect beginning at 5 AM Saturday August 2

April 28, 2014
Wilderness Character Narrative Released
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Superintendent Susan L. Boudreau announces the release of its Wilderness Character Narrative. This narrative clearly defines the current status of and threats to the wilderness character of Glacier Bay National Park.

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