• Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

For Kids

Anyone can be a Junior Ranger. Learning is the first step towards helping.

Print the Western Arctic National Parklands Junior Ranger book using both sides of the paper or reusing paper when possible. Complete as many activities as you can, and mail the book to the park. Not only will you be able to tell others what you learned about the parks in northwest Alaska, but you can also earn the Junior Ranger badge, saber toothed cat patch, and even a water bottle.

 
Junior Rangers of the Western Arctic National Parklands, which includes Kobuk Valley National Park, Noatak National Preserve and Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Junior Rangers of the Western Arctic National Parklands, which includes Kobuk Valley National Park, Noatak National Preserve and Cape Krusenstern National Monument
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Did You Know?

Image of the Cape Krusenstern landscape

In 1980, with the passage of ANILCA (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act), much of the traditional homeland of the Inupiat Eskimos of Northwest Alaska became national parks, preserves, monuments, and wildlife refuges.