Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets about Research and Resource Management

Engage in learning about research results by exploring Denali's resource fact sheets. Scroll down to view all the topics currently available (listed by category). Be sure to consider the entire list as some fact sheets contain information relevant to more than one category (e.g., The Rivers and Streams fact sheet summarizes the physical characteristics of types of rivers and streams, and also includes information about riparian vegetation and macroinvertebrates).

List of Fact Sheets in Chronological Order of Production
(includes how to cite a fact sheet)

Fact Sheets for Kids

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  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Beavers Across Denali’s Hydrologic Landscape

    closeup of a beaver

    Learn more about nature's chief engineer! Read more

  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Bull River Prehistoric Upland Hunting Site

    people kneeling on a tree-less ridge top

    Artifacts suggest prehistoric humans hunted throughout upland areas of Denali over 12,000 years ago. Finds like these help researchers test hypotheses about how humans colonized the Americas. Read more

  • composite of two aerial images of a river, with one containing substantially more trees in the image

    The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing: Large glaciers are melting and rapidly receding up valleys, ancient permafrost is degrading and turning frozen soils into soupy gelatin, woody vegetation is spreading dramatically into open areas, and boreal ponds and wetlands are shrinking. Read more

  • man dumping soil from a bucket onto the ground

    What started out as reeking and gross bags of fecal waste from mountaineersafter a radical transformation by wormsended up as a safe nutrient-rich product. Recycling human waste reduces the environmental impacts of accumulating wastes or the problem of transporting them, and yields a pathogen-free fertilizer that could enhance local agriculture. Read more

  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Ecology of Upwelling Areas in the Toklat River

    gravel valley with a shallow river leading up to steep mountains

    In what seems like a a gravel, sterile environment, high-diversity micro habitats exist around areas of upwelling water. By quantifying and comparing the upwelling channels and the main glacial channel, researchers can determine how the flowpaths influence the biological diversity of the upwelling channels. Read more

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