Petersburg Pilot -

By Dan Rudy 

Anan rebuild to be unveiled this evening

 

March 22, 2018

Photo courtesy of USFS

An overhead view of the Anan Wildlife Observatory's refurbished concept shows the current footprint in faint white hashings, with a leaner structure taking its place overlooking the falls and its bears.

WRANGELL - The public will have the opportunity to view redesign plans for the Anan Creek bear observatory on Thursday evening, March 22.

Just to its south on the mainland, Wrangell's most popular tourist attraction provides a unique opportunity to view bears reasonably up close and in the wild. Perched over one of Anan Creek's falls, the earliest portions of the structure date back to the 1960s, with sections added on during the intervening decades under US Forest Service management. Most recently the site has seen improvements to its trail access and enclosure entrance, but the bulk of th...



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