"Cooperative Stewardship for the Conservation and Understanding of Natural and Cultural Resources in Northwest Alaska."
Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR) was established in 1978 by presidential proclamation and then designated in 1980 in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Section 201(3) of ANILCA specifies that:
The monument shall be managed for the following purpose, among others: To protect and interpret a series of archeological sites depicting every known cultural period in arctic Alaska; to provide for scientific study of the process of human population of the area from the Asian continent; in cooperation with Native Alaskans, to preserve and interpret evidence of prehistoric and historic Native cultures; to protect habitat for seals and other marine mammals; to protect habitat for and populations of birds and other wildlife, and fish resources; and to protect the viability of subsistence resources. Subsistence uses by local residents shall be permitted in the monument in accordance with the provisions of Title VIII.
Cape Krusenstern National Monument is one of over 389 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.