• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Bear Advisory In Tarr Inlet

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News Release Date: August 1, 2011
Contact: Allison Banks, Public Information Officer, 907-697-2230
Contact: Tania Lewis, 907-697-2668

This notice is to inform campers  of recent bear activity on the east side of Tarr Inlet in the West Arm of Glacier Bay.On the night of July 27th,  four campers noticed a single sub-adult brown bear who investigated their bear cannisters and caused damage to a dry bag containing a book.The bear inadvertently turned on a headlamp that was in the dry bag, which appeared to have scared the bear away.

Campers are advised to use caution in this area to avoid further bear-human conflicts.Campers are reminded that bears range widely throughout the park and that bear-human conflicts can occur anywhere.Two important keys to minimizing the potential for conflicts include storing food and attractants properly and keeping control of gear and property at all times.Please report all bear encounters to the Visitor Information Station.Visitors to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve are advised to contact the park's Visitor Information Station (907-697-2627) for the most current information regarding bear incidents in the area.

This advisory will remain in effect until August 29, 2011.

Did You Know?

Kittlitz's Murrelet

Kittlitz Murrelets are seabirds, spending most of their lives on the ocean, diving for fish. However, they nest on scree slopes or cliff faces near the tops of mountains in glaciated regions. Their plumage is so cryptic, only 25 nests have ever been found.