Access improved at Anan, first phase in overhaul
August 31, 2017
Improvements to the observatory at Anan Creek are complete, improving access and security for one of Wrangell's top visitor attractions.
Managed by the Forest Service, Anan Wildlife Observatory is best known for its bear population, one of the few where brown and black bears can be observed feeding together nonconfrontationally. Along with LeConte Glacier and the Stikine River, the sites brought in half of Wrangell's total tourism earnings in 2014, or $2 million, according to a study by Rain Coast Data, a Juneau consultancy. Under current management guidelines, between 1,700 and 1,850 visit...