Current 2015

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

October 23, 2015

NPS-Alaska Finalizes Sport Hunting Regulations
Following a robust public process, the National Park Service today published regulations which restrict certain sport hunting practices in national preserves in Alaska.

August 26, 2015

Working together to remove over 21,800 pounds of marine debris from three Gulf of Alaska national parks
Gulf of Alaska, Alaska - In the Gulf of Alaska, over 21,800 pounds (10.9 tons) of marine debris were removed from a total of 25 coastline miles across Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Katmai National Park and Preserve with help from numerous volunteers and cooperators. Marine debris includes plastic remnants, building materials, and any other non-natural, solid material that end up in the ocean. This unnatural debris can affect marine mammals and birds directly through entanglement, strangulation, and digestive blockage. Additionally, plastics and Styrofoam can break apart into pieces small enough to enter the food chain. In Alaska, winter storms push the debris hundreds of yards upland where the debris directly impacts terrestrial wildlife; during park cleanups, for example, bear teeth marks are frequently seen on plastic and Styrofoam items.

May 20, 2015

All Open Fires Prohibited in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Effective immediately, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve officials are prohibiting the use of open fires in the preserve due to the high fire danger.

April 29, 2015

Fire Advisory: Dry Conditions in Katmai National Park and Preserve
KING SALMON, Alaska - Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve - Visitors and residents are reminded that as dead vegetation becomes exposed and begins to cure due to dry windy days, elevated fire danger conditions will quickly develop.

April 27, 2015

Fire Advisory: Dry Conditions in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Port Alsworth, Alaska - Visitors and residents are reminded that elevated fire danger exists due to cured and dead vegetation in portions of the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region.

April 24, 2015

Anchorage Information Center Trims Early May Hours
Full Summer Operations begin May 23
The Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage will trim its hours of operation during the first three weeks of May to allow for summer staff training and accommodate other needs.

April 2, 2015

Alaska National Parks Join National Find Your Park Movement
Alaska's national parks are joining parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.

March 17, 2015

NPS-Alaska Issues Superintendent's Compendiums
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued the annual Superintendent’s Compendiums for 2015, a collection of documents that will become effective on April 1.

February 2, 2015

NPS 2016 Budget Proposal Released
Budget Increase Proposed For National Park Service
Centennial Year Anchorage, Alaska: The National Park Service (NPS) has issued the annual Superintendent’s Compendiums for 2015, a collection of documents that will become effective on April 1..

January 15, 2015

Re-Opening Coment Period on Proposed Regulations
The National Park Service is re-opening the public comment period on proposed regulations which focus on the sport hunting of wildlife in Alaska’s national preserves. The comment period will run from January 15 through February 15, 2015.

January 15, 2015

Public Hearings and Comment Period for Compendiums Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska will be open for a 30-day public comment period.

Last Updated: October 22, 2015