Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

News in Glacier Bay

Oh, Ranger! Guide to Alaska's National Parks

September 2, 2011, 8:26 am
Our little, green Oh, Ranger! guide to Alaska's National Parks features many great destinations in Alaska including Denali, Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay and more! Alaska’s parks are as varied as they are vast, and each is worthy of exploration. This American Park Network guide to Alaska’s National Parks will help ...

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Tools for Planning Your Alaska Adventure

March 15, 2011, 1:30 pm
A trip to Alaska in summertime is a true escape. Alaska’s parks are as varied as they are vast, and each is worthy of exploration. The national parks in Alaska represent both the great sweep of American history and her natural abundance: artifacts of the earliest North Americans; the ...

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Boating adventures in Alaska's Glacier Bay

August 4, 2009, 12:49 pm
Try maneuvering a kayak through icebergs -- big ones, small ones, ones that look like alligators and flat-topped bergs that could spell trouble because they are mostly underwater. Just 250 years ago, this area was all glacier and no bay. Today, hundreds of thousands of tourists cruise Glacier Bay National Park each year, ...

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Vessel Speed Restrictions Lifted at the Entrance to the West Arm of Glacier Bay

July 16, 2009, 1:19 pm
Acting Superintendent Wayne Howell announced today that the 13 knot speed vessel limit at the entrance to the West Arm of Glacier Bay will be removed due to a decrease in the number of whales in this area.  On July 3 special whale waters were implemented in the West ...

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Glacier Bay extends vessel speed restriction

June 26, 2009, 7:24 am
It's a good summer for humpback whales cruising the chilly waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and park rangers would like to keep it that way.Park officials say a special area created earlier this summer to protect the whales from being struck by vessels that visit the ...

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Park Service Awards Glacier Bay Contracts

January 29, 2009, 1:23 pm
Four cruise lines have been awarded 10-year contracts to operate within Glacier Bay National ...

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Overall Health of Glacier Bay's Natural Resources is Good

September 19, 2008, 10:05 am
A new report says Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve's natural resources are in tip-top shape, but its cultural resources could use more attention. "We took a snapshot of Glacier Bay, and it's doing well," said Jim Stratton, Alaska spokesman for the National Parks Conservation Association, which released the report ...

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Report: Glacier Bay a healthy park

September 11, 2008, 1:42 pm
A new report says Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve's natural resources are in tip-top shape, but its cultural resources could use more attention. "We took a snapshot of Glacier Bay, and it's doing well," said Jim Stratton, Alaska spokesman for the National Parks Conservation Association, which released the report ...

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Alaska's National Parks Combat Invasive Plants

September 11, 2008, 7:48 am
Alaska's national parks are not immune to invasive plants. With more than 54 million acres of Alaska managed by the National Park Service, entire landscapes and the fish, wildlife, and recreational activities they support are at risk. To combat the onslaught of exotic plant invasions, the NPS has Exotic ...

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Breaking the ice at Glacier Bay

August 12, 2008, 8:08 am
GLACIER BAY, Alaska — Some cite global warming as the culprit. Others point to a natural cycle in world climatory conditions. This much is certain: Glacier Bay National Park is changing. I've seen it myself. During six visits over the past quarter century, I've witnessed the gradual erosion of some ...

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