September 14, 2016
Frontcountry Management Plan Public Scoping Period Extended to October 14, 2016
Glacier Bay National Park is extending public scoping for the 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.
September 02, 2016
Xunaa Shuká Hít: A Collaborative Milestone
The August 25th grand opening of Xunaa Shuká Hít was a powerful day filled with the brilliant sights and sounds of joyous hearts celebrating the Huna Káawu’s return to homeland. Hand-carved dugout canoes, spectacular regalia, Tlingit oratory, traditional ceremonies, rhythms of drums and dances, and an air of excitement made it a day to remember!
August 22, 2016
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective August 23, 2016
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that the 13-knot vessel speed limit in lower Glacier Bay will be raised to 20 knots due to a decrease in the number of humpback whales in the area. This change goes into effect 5am Tuesday August 23.
August 07, 2016
Celebrating the Legacy of William S Cooper
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of William Skinner Cooper’s first visit to Glacier Bay in 1916. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve will honor Dr. Cooper’s legacy by coming together for a two-part celebration on Wednesday, August 10th.
August 04, 2016
A Return to Homeland: Huna Tribal House Dedication and Open House
A long awaited dream will become reality on August 25, 2016 when the Huna Tribal House (Xunaa Shuká Hít) opens its doors on the shores of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park. Elaborate carvings, hand crafted canoes, colorful regalia, and traditional songs will enrich this very special day, jointly planned by the Huna clans, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Hoonah Indian Association (HIA). Due to overwhelming interest, an open house is also planned for Saturday, August 27th.
July 06, 2016
Preliminary Results from Examination of Dead Humpback Whale
A dead humpback whale found floating near the mouth of Glacier Bay on June 26th was towed to shore and secured by Glacier Bay National Park staff. On June 28th, veterinary pathologist Dr. Stephen Raverty led a team of biologists and volunteers who examined the carcass to determine the cause of death and collected samples for laboratory diagnostics and natural history studies.
June 28, 2016
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective June 29th 2016
Due to a high concentration of humpback whales, a 13-knot vessel speed restriction will be implemented in lower Glacier Bay. At the same time, the 13-knot vessel speed limit in the middle of Glacier Bay that was implemented on June 2nd will be removed. These changes go into effect beginning at 5:00 AM Wednesday, June 29.
June 27, 2016
Bear Advisory and Temporary Camping Closure for the Scidmore Cut Area
Due to recent bear activity, Glacier Bay Superintendent Philip Hooge announced that the beach west of Scidmore Cut in will be closed to camping from June 28 – July 15, 2016 to minimize bear-human conflicts.
June 27, 2016
Dead Humpback Whale Found Afloat Near Point Carolus
A dead humpback whale was found floating in Park waters off Point Carolus on Sunday morning. A preliminary examination of the carcass by park biologists indicates that it is an adult male, approximately 40 feet in length.
June 24, 2016
Norwegians to Learn From SE Alaska Cruise Ship Operations
A delegation of Norwegian park managers, community leaders, and representatives of Norwegian local, regional, and national government arrived in Southeast Alaska today to learn about, and share experience related to cruise ship tourism.
June 01, 2016
Whale Waters Update For Glacier Bay Effective June 2nd 2016
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that a 13-knot vessel speed restriction will be implemented in the middle of Glacier Bay due to a high concentration of humpback whales. At the same time, the 13 knot vessel speed restriction in the West Arm of Glacier Bay that was implemented on May 28 will be removed. This change goes into effect beginning at 5AM Thursday, June 2nd
May 27, 2016
Whale Waters Update for Glacier Bay Effective May 28, 2016
Superintendent Philip Hooge announced today that a13-knot vessel speed limit will be implemented for a portion of the West Arm of Glacier Bay between Tidal Inlet and Composite Island. This change goes into effect beginning at 5AM Saturday, May 28
May 18, 2016
Glacier Bay: Every Kid in a Park Event!
Fourth-grade students from across the region flew into Glacier Bay to celebrate the NPS Centennial and discover a national park treasure in their own backyard. It was a day of fun, discovery, and new friends.