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

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

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February 18, 2011
Superintendent Named for Western Arctic National Parklands
Frank Hays has been selected as superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands, comprised of four park units including Kobuk Valley National Park.

January 06, 2010
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Community Opening
Saturday, December 19, was a big day in Kotzebue, Alaska. Almost 10 years after it was first envisioned, the National Park Service opened the doors of the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center to the community.

February 10, 2009
Report Examines Exposure to Metals in Small Mammals, Birds in Cape Krusenstern National Monument
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service has released a report on heavy metals exposure on a small sample of wildlife in Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Northwest Alaska.

June 01, 2008
Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
After seven years of planning, construction will soon begin on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

Did You Know?

IMage of Musk Ox crossing landscape

Over 150 muskoxen live year-round on the Igichuk Hills of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. These native animals were extirpated by the late 1800s, but then reintroduced from muskox herds in Greenland.