Whale Skeleton Shelter Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review
Contact: Allison Banks, Public Information Officer, 907-697-2230
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is considering construction of an open air structure to showcase a 46 foot rearticulated humpback whale skeleton in Bartlett Cove, Alaska. The exhibit would provide park visitors with information about humpback whales that visit the park's marine waters each summer as well as tell the story of this individual whale. The NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment describing two alternatives and analyzing the environmental consequences of each.
The Environmental Assessment is now available for public review and comment. All comments must be received by close of business on July 22, 2011. The full document is available at the following link:
You may use the website link given above to submit comment, mail comments to the address given above, or email them to Allison Banks, Environmental Protection Specialist, at e-mail us. For additional information about this project please contact Allison Banks at 907-697-2611.
Did You Know?
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.