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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.

January 16, 2015
Public Hearings and Comment Period for Compendiums, Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska will be open for a 30-day public comment period. A compendium – one for each NPS area in Alaska -- is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.

November 21, 2014
Two From Glacier Bay Receive National Freeman Tilden Award
Putting together the tale of a whale named “Snow” has earned Kelly VandenBerg and Melissa Senac of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve the 2014 National Park Service Freeman Tilden Award for Excellence in Interpretation.

November 07, 2014
Proposed 2016 Cruise Ship Quota for Glacier Bay
Superintendent Philip N. Hooge has announced the proposed cruise ship quota for the 2016 operating season. Public comment on the proposal may be submitted until close of business on November 24, 2014.

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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