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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • 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 »


The National Park Service works to protect, preserve, and foster appreciation of the cultural resources in its custody. These include archeological resources, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, historic and prehistoric structures, and museum collections. At Gates of the Arctic we employ various cultural resource specialists to carry out this work. Learn more about these efforts through the following links...

Archeology | History | Museum Collections | Subsistence

Two Nunamiut Eskimo use a traditional dog team and sled to gather ice from a lake near Anaktuvuk Pass.
Gathering ice in Anaktuvuk Pass.

Preservation is at the heart of the NPS mission, even more-so at Gates of the Arctic. This winter 20 sled dogs and 2 kennels staff from Denali National Park & Preserve joined several staff from Gates of the Arctic National Park and Yukon-Charley National Preserve to clean up a remote section of designated Wilderness in Gates of the Arctic. Read more here about this collaborative effort.

Did You Know?

The craggy Arrigetch Peaks draped in snow.

The name of the Arrigetch Peaks in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve comes from the Nunamiut word for "outstretched fingers."