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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Road Closure: Friday, September 26

    On Friday, September 26, a contractor will be working on a utility below the park road near Headquarters. Therefore, the road will be closed to all vehicle traffic at roughly Mile 3. The road will re-open on Saturday morning.

NPS Invites Public to Meetings on Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan

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Date: August 15, 2011
Contact: Miriam Valentine, (907) 733-9102

The National Park Service is holding three meetings on the Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan, which is available for review and comment through September 30, 2011. The draft plan describes two action alternatives and a no action alternative for managing vehicle use on the 92-mile Denali Park Road for the next 15-20 years.  

During the meetings, which will be done in an open house format, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions of park staff, gather additional information, and provide formal comments.

The meetings are all taking place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, August 23: Murie Science and Learning Center, Denali National Park

  • Wednesday, August 31: Morris Thompson Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St., Fairbanks

  • Wednesday, September 7: Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Dr. Anchorage


The draft document is available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

Comments will be accepted through September 30, 2011 and can be submitted through the aforelinked website, faxed to (907) 733-1465, or mailed to the address below:

Superintendent
Denali National Park and Preserve
ATTN: Vehicle Management Plan
P.O. Box 588
Talkeetna, AK 99676

For additional information on the plan contact Miriam Valentine at (907) 733-9102 or via email.

Did You Know?

a moose with small antlers amid brush

Warmer average temperatures over several decades have resulted in expansion of woody vegetation. If this warming trend continues, it will change Alaska's ecosystems and drastically alter the physical appearance of Denali's landscape, as treeline marches higher up the mountains.