Frontcountry Management Plan Public Scoping Period Extended to October 14, 2016

map of the Bartlett Cove developed area within Glacier Bay National Park.
Map of the Bartlett Cove developed area

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News Release Date: September 14, 2016

Contact: Sara Doyle, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 907-697-2675

BARTLETT COVE, ALASKA –In response to public interest, the National Park Service (NPS) is extending public scoping for Glacier Bay National Park's Frontcountry Management Plan. The public scoping period—now extended through October 14, 2016—is the ideal time for you to share your thoughts and ideas about a Renewed Vision for Bartlett Cove.Public input is very important in guiding the planning team's work and helping the Park better align visitor activities with changing trends and needs.

Park Superintendent Philip Hooge encourages everyone to participate in the planning process to help us "ensure that Bartlett Cove is relevant to and accessible by a diversity of people, while its natural and cultural resource values remain well-preserved for future generations."The planning process is anticipated to extend through November 2017, and will consider different ways of managing Bartlett Cove and Park Frontcountry as:
  • A focal point for Park-related services and operations;
  • A gateway to Glacier Bay and launching point for backcountry excursions;and
  • A destination that welcomes all to explore and connect with the Park's ever-changing natural environment, scientific legacy as a living laboratory, and Huna Tlingit heritage and renewed living cultural traditions.
We encourage you to submit comments by October 14, 2016 in one of the following ways: 

VISIT our project website to comment online 

EMAIL comments and/or sign up to receive planning updates and notices:

MAIL or FAX written comments to the planning team:
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
P.O. Box 140
Gustavus AK 99826
fax: (907) 697-2654 

Thank you for your interest in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. 

Last updated: September 14, 2016

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