Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve,

SE Alaska, near Juneau. The park (3,224,840 acres/1,305,603 hectares) and the preserve (58,406 acres/23,646 hectares) were established in 1925 as a national monument and in 1980 designated a national park and preserve. Glaciers descending from the towering snow-covered mountains of the Fairweather Range into the bay create one of the world's most spectacular displays of ice. Among the bay's most famous glaciers is Muir Glacier, c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide and rising c.265 ft (80 m) above the water. Wildlife includes bears, deer, mountain goats, porpoises, whales, and waterfowl. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Proceedings of the Third Glacier Bay Science Symposium, 15-18 September 1993, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Vol.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Within the park, Glacier Bay Lodge (49 rooms from $150) has a comfortable 1970s vibe; nearby Gustavus offers B&Bs.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, currently allowing 169 cruise ships to sail into its waters from June through August, received 55,728 visitors aboard these vessels last year, almost 2,500 guests more than in 1993.
At Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, visitors on guided tours can see breaching humpback whales in one of the state's most scenic settings.
District Court ruling that supported the National Park Service's (NPS) decision to allow a 72-percent increase in boat traffic inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve without adequately analyzing the potential harmful environmental effects.
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Geological Survey for a cooperative science and research program in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. This is the first major step toward implementing the Cooperative Conservation strategy, which was part of compromise legislation passed by Congress in October 1998.
GUSTAVUS, ALASKA--NPCA recently supported the National Park Service (NPS) in resolving a lingering dispute with the state of Alaska over commercial fishing in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (NPP).