National Park Service

Lake Clark National Park opens first public use cabin

Jun 20, 2017
National Park Service

Lake Clark National Park is opening the Woodward Cabin near Priest Rock for public use.

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Superintendent positions are open in King Salmon and Kotzebue, and the National Park Service's Alaska Native liaison is encouraging locals to apply. 

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A U.S. Senate Committee passed language to prevent the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from implementing a draft rule that would prohibit certain predator control practices in Alaska National Wildlife Refuges. 

National Park Service-Alaska

The National Park Service-Alaska is proposing several practices that would regulate hunting historically illegal predators in national preserves. 

The proposal would include prohibiting sport hunters from wolf and coyote hunting in early summer, prohibit taking brown bears over bait and prohibit the use of artificial light to take black bear cubs and sows with cubs at dens. 

Spokesman for the National Parks Service-Alaska John Quinley says sport hunting is allowed in national preserves because of the 1980 Lands Act.

Igiugig Recieves Historic Preservation Grant

Jul 29, 2014
National Park Service

The National Park Service has just released this year’s group of historic preservation grants.  The funds are used by a variety of Native Americans for preserving physical sites as well as culture.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the grants as well as an Alaska village making use of one.

National Park Service

The National Park Service released a new report showing that 2.5 million visitors came to national parks in Alaska in 2013.  Those millions of visitors brought with them money that supports some communities. 

Alaska national parks brought in $1.1 billion in economic support to communities across the state.  These parks employ 17,000 workers directly and thousands more indirectly.  The three most visited parks in the state last year were Klondike Gold Rush at 928,000 visitors, Denali at 530,000 visitors and Glacier Bay at 500,000 visitors.