Comment now on the Glacier Bay National Park Draft Marine Management Plan!

Written by Aaron Brakel

December 6, 2022

The Glacier Bay National Park Draft Marine Management Plan is out for public review and comment with a deadline of Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. We are heartened to see the shifting tides which show deeper consultation with Huna and Yakutat Tlingit people and recognition of the values of the Huna Tlingit in their role as hosts to visitors in Glacier Bay.

There will be two public hearings, one in Gustavus at the Gustavus Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 (tomorrow), and one in Juneau at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

Public comments will be accepted during the public hearings as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

For more information, see the Draft Marine Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

Folks may also submit comments through this Planning, Environment & Public Comment website or mail them to:

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Attn. Marine Management Plan
P.O. Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826

The final plan is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2023.

This plan is the first such document we have seen with meaningful incorporation of an Alaska Native language throughout. Tlax̱ wáa sá haa toowú yakʼéi. Gunalchéech, National Park Service, for taking this step.

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