• Breathtaking autumn colors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Bering Land Bridge

    National Preserve Alaska

Environmental Factors

Three ribbons of green northern lights sweep across the night sky
The northern lights can be sighted over Bering Land Bridge
NPS Photo - Andrea Willingham

The arctic is home to some of the most beautiful phenomena on earth, such as the Northern Lights, and at the same time is one of the most fragile ecosystems, vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Explore these pages to learn about the science and local perspectives on environmental factors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

Did You Know?

A map depicting the former landmass connecting North America and eastern Asia.

Bering Land “Bridge” is really a misnomer for the land mass that the people and animals used to cross over from Asia and populate the Americas. The bridge ranged up to 1,000 miles wide.