In preparation for the arrival of Arctic terns, the U.S. Forest Service has closed areas in front of Photo Point and along Nugget Falls Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier for the summer season.
Visitors are asked to refrain from entering the closure as human intrusion can have deleterious effects on colony productivity, the Forest Service said in a press release.
Outdoor areas around the visitor center are open from 6 a.m.-midnight year-round.
For more information, call 789-0097 or visit mendenhallglacier.net.
• This is a Juneau Empire report.