To protect a dynamic tidewater glacial landscape and associated natural successional processes for science and discovery in a wilderness setting.
The presidential proclamation 1733, signed by President Calvin Coolidge on February 26, 1925, established Glacier Bay National Monument for these reasons:
World Heritage Site
What's So Special About Glacier Bay?
Glaciers, mountains, wildlife, history, homeland, adventure, challenge, wilderness, research....and more!
Science and Research in Glacier Bay
From summit to sea, Glacier Bay is a living laboratory filled with opportunities for wide ranging research and study.
Explore a wide variety of creatures who inhabit the bay.
Last updated: March 4, 2019