Bear Advisory for the Scidmore Cut Area

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Date: July 13, 2015
Contact: Albert Faria, Chief Ranger, 907-697-2621
Contact: Lisa Etherington, Chief of Resources, 907-697-2640

This notice is to inform campers of a Bear Advisory along the beach surrounding the north side of Scidmore Cut, west of Gilbert Peninsula in the West Arm of Glacier Bay (see map). A moose carcass has been observed in the area. A bear defending a carcass can be dangerous.Visitors are advised NOT to camp or walk in this area both to reduce the potential for bear-human conflicts as well as minimize disturbance to wildlife scavenging on the carcass.

Campers are reminded that bears range widely throughout Glacier Bay National 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 contact the park's Visitor Information Station (907-697-2627) for the most current information regarding bear incidents, and to report all bear encounters.

This advisory will remain in effect until July 24, 2015.

scidmore cut bear advisory map
Map depicting the location of the Bear Advisory.

Last updated: July 14, 2015

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