Bear Research and Management
Bear research and management is a priority for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve because visitors greatly value bear-viewing opportunities, bears are long-lived animals with low reproductive rates, and bear-human conflicts are a rare but significant safety concern.
Glacier Bay National Park Bear Goals
The following research projects are currently being or have been conducted to learn more about bears in the park:
For more information about past and future bear research, bear management protocols, and goals of the bear program, please read our annual Bear Program Reports (below) and the Glacier Bay National Park Bear Management Plan.
Did You Know?
Instead of vocalizing to attract females, common snipe males have another method of drawing the attention of a potential mate. They spread their tail feathers diving downward. Air vibrates through the tail feathers creating an attractive, winnowing sound.