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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.

October 09, 2014
Hearings Set for Sport Hunting Proposals
The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska’s national preserves. The proposals include prohibitions on taking wolf and coyote pups and adults in early summer when they den and their pelts have little commercial value; the taking of brown bears over bait stations; and the use of artificial light to take black bear cubs and sows with cubs at dens. Other procedural changes and wildlife harvest related changes are also proposed.

October 01, 2014
Glacier Bay Whale Educators Honored With Freeman Tilden Award
Melissa Senac and Kelly VandenBerg, Glacier Bay National Park’s Whale Education Team, have been awarded the 2014 Alaska Region Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation.

September 04, 2014
NPS Proposes Hunting Regulations in National Preserves
The National Park Service is proposing a permanent federal prohibition on three historically illegal predator hunting practices in Alaska’s national preserves.

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

July 31, 2014
Glacier Bay Gull Egg Legislation Signed Into Law
The Huna Tlingit Traditional Gull Egg Use Act has been signed into law by President Obama, marking an important step in a long journey to authorize the harvest of glaucous-winged gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit in their traditional homeland of Glacier Bay National Park.

July 23, 2014
Prospectus Soliciting Proposals for Glacier Bay Lodge Concession Released
The National Park Service has released a prospectus soliciting proposals for the Glacier Bay Lodge concession operation in Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

July 16, 2014
Huna Tribal House Work Begins in August
Site preparation will begin in August on a traditional tribal house on the shoreline of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park.

July 02, 2014
A Whale Sized Attraction: Humpback Whale Exhibit Complete
On June 25th, 2014, Glacier Bay National Park celebrated the Grand Opening of “Snow” the largest humpback whale skeleton exhibit in the United States.

June 27, 2014
Nesting Bird Temporary Closure Effective June 28, 2014
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced the closure of the small island south of Leland Island to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds. This restriction is effective from 5 AM Saturday, June 28 until July 28, 2014.

June 04, 2014
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective June 5, 2014
Acting Superintendent Chris Pergiel 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 5AM Thursday June 5.

May 06, 2014
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective May 7, 2014
Acting Superintendent Lisa Etherington announced today that a 13 knot vessel speed limit will be implemented in lower Glacier Bay and at the mouth of Glacier Bay to protect numerous humpback whales that have been sighted in the area. This speed restriction will apply to all vessels from 5 AM Wednesday May 7 until further notice.

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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