Nature & Science
Alaska is home to over 54 million acres of national parks and some of the most spectacular and remote natural places in the country. Exploring, understanding, and protecting these natural treasures is an important part of the National Park Service's mission to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Navigate through the Nature and Science pages to learn more about natural resources in Alaska parks as well as the programs and efforts to protect them.
Visitors come from all over the world to experience the natural beauty of Alaska's national parks. The parks protect natural spaces and the living things within them. They offer visitors unparalleled experiences to explore remote areas, view wildlife, and appreciate the natural, wild side of Alaska.
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Alaska's national parks serve as critical habitat space for many threatened and endangered species. Parks are already seeing effects of climate change. Remote locations remain relatively unexplored or studied. To better understand national parks in Alaska and to preserve them for future generations, scientific studies, including species management and long-term monitoring, are conducted within the parks.