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Frontcountry Management Plan Scoping Newsletter June 2016

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce its intent to plan for the future of the Frontcountry areas of Glacier Bay National Park (park). The park's "Frontcountry" primarily includes Bartlett Cove where the core administrative facilities for the park and visitor services are located. The Frontcountry is distinct from the "Backcountry" areas of the park that include more than 2.6 million acres of designated Wilderness.
Comment Period: Closed        Jun 3, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016
Topic Questions:
1. What experience(s) do you value or want to have in the Glacier Bay Frontcountry? How are these unique from the rest of the park and/or other parts of Southeast Alaska?
2. The National Park Service envisions the Frontcountry and Bartlett Cove as a destination that welcomes visitors to explore the park's ever-changing natural environment and living cultural connections. What is your vision for the Frontcountry of Bartlett Cove?
3. Do you see any issues regarding access to the Glacier Bay Frontcountry? How are you currently arriving at and moving around in Bartlett Cove? Does this differ from how you would prefer to be arriving at and moving around this area?
4. Are there additional visitor services you feel the Glacier Bay Frontcountry should provide that would complement those already offered in Gustavus?
5. What opportunities would you like to see Glacier Bay's Frontcountry provide to help visitors learn about the ongoing science at the park?
6. Do you have any other thoughts on visitor opportunities or the management of the Glacier Bay Frontcountry that you think the planning team should consider?
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