Public meeting set to roll out Mendenhall Glacier Master Plan

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Action Line listeners were updated Tuesday on the status of the Mendenhall Glacier Master Plan.

    James King, the Regional Director Recreation, Lands and Minerals for the Alaska Region of the U. S. Forest Service, reported that they have just completed the plan.

    It will be rolled out to the public at a meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at the Visitor Center from 1 to 4 p.m.

    The plan calls for a welcome center at the existing visitor center where the restrooms are now located.  Also planned are new parking areas and restrooms, trails and an expanded theatre.

    New visitor facilities and trails are planned on the other side of the lake.  King says that will be modular facilities so when the glacier retreats further they can be picked up and moved further up the alley to keep pace with the glacier.

    The plan also  calls for boat access across the lake to reach that facility and trails.

    New elevated walk ways are planned for Steep Creek.  Other improvements will include wildlife viewing opportunities, safety improvements and creek restoration.

    For updates and information visit the Mendenhal Glacier Visitor Center Facebook page or the project website at


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