Public Invited to Informational Meetings on Resource Stewardship Strategy
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the preparation of a Resource Stewardship Strategy for Denali National Park and Preserve. This strategy document will guide research and resource management activities at Denali for the next 15-20 years. The strategy builds directly from the park’s General Management Plan to ensure that important park values are maintained, including intact biological systems, wildlife, glaciers, historic sites, visitor experience and Denali’s many other important resources and values.
View the Resource Stewardship Strategy Fact Sheet.
The NPS is holding a series of informational meetings to discuss the Resource Stewardship Strategy with the public. The meetings will focus on identification of key resource concerns that should be addressed by the strategy and the means for measuring the success of the strategy in protecting Denali’s important natural and cultural resources and values. The dates and locations of the meetings are:
Susitna Valley, Monday, January 8 at the Talkeetna Ranger Station
Anchorage, Tuesday, January 9 at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. Fourth Street (photo ID required)
Denali Park, Thursday, January 11 at the Murie Science and Learning Center
Fairbanks, Wednesday, February 7 at the Fairbanks NPS Administrative Office, 4175 Geist Road
The meetings will all take place from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and will be conducted in an open house format with informal discussion. Representatives of the National Park Service will be available to provide information and answer questions about the Resource Stewardship Strategy. Information on the Resource Stewardship Strategy may also be requested by contacting the park at the following address and phone number:
The strategy is scheduled for completion by the end of 2007. Denali is the first park in the Alaska Region to develop a Resource Stewardship Strategy. Over the next few years, all national parks in Alaska will be developing similar documents.
Did You Know?
Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.