• Photo of touchable historic three-dimensional map at the Alaska public lands information Center

    Alaska Public Lands



Created in 1916, the National Park Service manages over 385 different units and each unit preserves a unique story related to natural and cultural resources that have shaped our country. The mission is 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. The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

The Alaska Public Land Information Centers were established by act of Congress and signature of President Jimmy Carter in 1980

Long-range interpretive plan (PDF)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Qiviut is the downy soft material on the undercoat of the musk ox. Prized for its light weight and exceptional warmth and is said to be eight times warmer than sheep’s wool. It is knitted by hand into hats, scarves and other garments by members of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Cooperative.