Emergency Sheep Hunting Closure in Units 23 & 26(A)
All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long and Schwatka Mountains. More »
Landscape Archaeology at Agiak Lake
There are many ways to describe the unique landscape and archaeological features around Agiak Lake. However few have described them better than Aaron Wilson one of the archaeologists to study them. The following description is from his 2006 report...
In addition to these remarkable features there are numerous tent rings and cache pits around the lake which attest to the importance of the area to past inhabitants. The following links provide more details on what has been learned from studying the features at and around Agiak Lake.
The first is a scientific journal article co-authored by the Park archaeologist, Jeff Rasic and Aaron Wilson that discusses the broader patterns and implications of the archaeological features.
This article is also from scientific journal and focuses more specifically on the tent ring complexes found at the lake.
Did You Know?
To access Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, most people fly into the park on floatplanes that land on lakes or bush planes that can land on gravel bars.