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East Glacier Trail opens; users cautioned about bear activity

...aggressively."Bear 103 has been moving around Dredge Lakes and encountering more dogs off leash" said John Neary, director of the Visitor Center, in a release. "Give bears plenty of space, do not approach them, back away if necessary, don't let...
Public comment meeting scheduled for Mendenhall fee increase

...the Mendenhall Visitor Center to discuss proposed improvements to facilities and increased visitor fees. The director of the Visitor Center will give a presentation on the needed updates, followed by public comment from community members.A proposed...
Black wolf exhibit planned for visitor center

...evidence locker," Jans said. "But it's not going to be some sort of memorial to him."John Neary, director of the visitor center, said the exhibit will display the wolf in a neutral way, adding that a memorial would not have been approved...
Alaskan survival story

...the water. He said he hopes his story can help others from getting into similar trouble.John Neary, the director of the Visitor Center, said one important thing that can be gleaned from the story is that Mendenhall Lake can be "deceptively...
Interpreters take on a new look at Mendenhall Glacier

...Family Vacations. "I guess we've grown accustomed to this (popularity)," said Wayne Ward, assistant director of the visitor center. Saturday is the first day all visitor-center naturalists will wear their new uniform, a polo shirt with...
Rock slide blocks glacier trail

...slide area for a closer look. "This will affect people. The whole area has changed," said Larry Musarra, director of the visitor center. He said, quoting the late writer Edward Abbey, that people who travel over the rocks certainly have the...
Bear activity shuts down glacier trail

...grounds could remain closed for the rest of the season due to safety concerns, said Wayne Ward, assistant director of the visitor center. "It was just unmanageable for us back there in ensuring the safety of the people and the bears," he said...
Dog owners put Valley wolf at risk

...habituated to people and food are far more likely to bite people than wolves that are left alone. Larry Musarra, director of the visitor center, said the situation is similar to problems he faces seasonally with people and bears. "Some people are being...
Naturally naturalists

...pollution from the cruise ships." "You do end up with some strange questions," agreed Wayne Ward, assistant director of the visitor center. One common question is, Why is the glacier dirty? "We've had people say, 'Why don't you clean it...


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