September 29, 2015
Glacier Bay Issues New Contracts for Tour Vessel Services
The National Park Service has selected the businesses which will provide exclusive tour vessel and related services in Glacier Bay starting next spring.
September 29, 2015
Glacier Bay Lodge Concession Contract Awarded
The National Park Service has selected Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, to provide lodging, tour boat, food and beverage, retail and other services under a new ten-year concession contract at Bartlett Cove.
September 16, 2015
Students Ferry and Fly their Way to Glacier Bay
This spring students from five schools will visit Glacier Bay National Park as part of the Every Kid in a Park.
September 14, 2015
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective September 15, 2015
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that the 13-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.
September 04, 2015
Registration for Personal Kayaks Stored in Bartlett Cove
To reduce the number of abandoned kayaks and to ensure contact information with owners, kayaks stored seasonally in Bartlett Cove now require a free registration tag.
August 26, 2015
News Release - Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective 27 August 2015
Acting Superintendent Tom VandenBerg announced today that the whale waters vessel speed restriction in the middle of Glacier Bay will be lifted beginning 5AM Thursday August 27. Whale waters in lower Glacier Bay remain unchanged.
August 24, 2015
Climate Monitoring Stations for Glacier Bay
The National Park Service has released a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed expansion of the climate monitoring program in Glacier Bay. Remote Automated Weather Stations will be placed within the park and preserve beginning in August 2015.
August 17, 2015
News Release: Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective August 18 2015
Acting Superintendent Albert Faria announced today two changes to whale waters that will go into effect at 5AM Tuesday August 18. First, a vessel speed limit of 13 knots through the water will be implemented in the middle of Glacier Bay to protect numerous humpback whales that have been feeding in this area. Second, the whale waters that have been in place around Berg Bay since July 28 will be lifted. Whale waters in lower Glacier Bay remain unchanged.
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.