Current 2014

A view of the landscape at Lake Clark National Park & Preserve and it's reflection in the lake. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)
A view of the lake, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. (NPS Photo - Kent Miller)

In addition to individual parks providing press releases, the Alaska Regional Office occasionally provides press releases as well. Parks post press releases on their respective websites in the News - News Release sections of their sites. RSS Feed subscription is available on all park websites.

For all Alaska Region press inquiries contact the Regional Communications Officer:
John Quinley
907-644-3512
akr_info@nps.gov.

August 14, 2014

Climate Change Guide Available at National Parks
A new guide that describes climate change in Alaska’s national parks seeks to engage both state residents and the parks’ two million annual visitors.
“State of Change” is the fruit of a three-year collaboration between University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers and the National Park Service. The 24-page booklet presents a set of complex and interwoven facts about climate change, along with stories told from the perspectives of individuals such as road engineers, scientists and subsistence hunters.

July 24, 2014

National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1 Billion + in Economic Benefit
New report shows visitor spending supports 17,000 jobs
ANCHORAGE - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 2.5 million visitors to national parks in Alaska spent $1.1 billion and supported about 17,000 jobs in the state in 2013.

June 20, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in America's National Parks
Visitor safety and park resources concerns prompt policy directive
WASHINGTON - National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.

June 5, 2014

Local, State and Federal Partnership Creates Kachemak Bay Water Trail
Ribbon-Cutting Events & Dedications Take Place June 6, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The official inauguration of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail will take place June 6, 2014. Ribbon-cutting events and water trail dedications will occur in Seldovia from noon until 2 p.m. and in Homer from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.The events are free and open to the public.

May 8, 2014

NPS Issues Decision on Subsistence Collections Environmental Assessment
Anchorage, Alaska - The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a decision to develop regulations to allow the subsistence collections of wild, renewable resources from NPS-managed lands in Alaska where subsistence is authorized.

April 28, 2014

New Superintendent Selected for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Philip Hooge, assistant superintendent at Denali National Park and Preserve, has been selected as the new Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve superintendent.

April 16, 2014

Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Fish sampled in four Alaskan national parks have tested positive for mercury and in some cases exceeded State of Alaska unlimited human consumption thresholds for women and children.

March 17, 2014

Comment Period Extended on Wildlife Restrictions
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period related to temporary restrictions on certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken through April 5.

March 5, 2014

National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1 Billion in Economic Benefit
ANCHORAGE - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.41 million visitors to national parks in Alaska spent $1.06 billion and supported 16,181 jobs in the state in 2012.

February 24, 2014

Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.

January 15, 2014

NPS Opens Public Comment on Compendiums
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska are now open for a 30-day public comment period.

 

 

Last Updated: August 15, 2014