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Contact: Albert Faria, 907-697-2230
Contact: Tania Lewis, 907-697-2668
BARTLETT COVE, ALASKA – This notice is to inform visitors of temporary closures to foot traffic and minimum approach distance of 100 yards at four islands in Glacier Bay. The purpose of these closures is to protect high concentrations of nesting seabirds by minimizing human caused disturbance and mortalities of chicks.
The following specific locations will be closed to human use within 100 yards of the islands from May 1 – August 31, 2018 (see attached maps):
- The unnamed island in Scidmore Bay near the mouth of Charpentier Inlet at latitude 58° 45.427549’ longitude -136° 31.881105’.
- The unnamed island approximately ¼ nautical mile south of Tlingit Point at latitude 58° 45.019643’, longitude -136° 10.580022’.
- Sealers Island in Muir Inlet at latitude 58° 57.57187’, longitude -136° 7.435166’.
- The southern portion of Leland Island and the island approximately ¼ nautical mile south of Leland Island at latitude 58° 38.605275’, longitude -135° 59.066667’. Note that the northern portion of Leland Island is closed year round by NPS Code of Federal Regulations 36 13.1178 (a).
Last updated: April 25, 2018