Mendenhall Glacier PLANNING Open House this Saturday!

Saturday, March 2, from 1-4pm at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, the Forest Service will be unwrapping it’s draft plan for the next 20-30 years of management of Juneau’s top recreation and tourism destination.

Renewable Juneau and hundreds of Juneau locals have sent a loud and clear message to the planners: business as usual needs to change. The Forest Service mandate that “we must accommodate every person who wants to visit” pays no attention whatsoever to the idea of limits, be it people, diesel buses, length of lines, etc.

We’ve asked for the following: NO expanded bus parking near the visitor center; NO vehicle access close to the existing facilities; remote parking for cars and buses during the summer with an electric shuttle system to move people to the facilities; manage for the future with an eye on climate change, renewable energy and sustainability.

We will continue to push for these elements of a modern, intelligent and responsible plan. We encourage you to do the same. Contact us for additional information about how you can be involved. Send email to: