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 »
Portfolio of Management Plans
Foundation Statement - The Foundation Statement describes the unit’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.
Land Protection Plan - Land Protection Plans (LPP) are required by agencies with non-Federal lands or interests in land within the authorized boundary, and the LPP serves as a strategy for the acquisition and/or interests of those lands. The draft Gates Land Protection Plan was open for public comment May 10 to August 12, 2013 and will be posted soon.
Park Atlas – The park atlas is a collection of maps and geospatial data indicating areas of particular importance as to wilderness, natural, historical, wildlife, cultural, archeological, paleontological, geological, recreational, and similar resources. Atlases for parklands throughout Alaska are being drafted, and will be published in late 2013.
Wild and Scenic River Value Statements - The Wild and Scenic River Values Statement identifies and articulates those resources and values that were critical to a river’s designation and inclusion in the national Wild & Scenic River system. Gates of the Arctic has six wild and scenic rivers - the Alatna, John, Kobuk, Noatak, North Fork of the Koyukuk and the Tinayguk. River value statements for parklands throughout Alaska are currently being drafted.
General Management Plan – Comprehensive park plan that guides the long-term management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park. Gates of the Arctic currently has a GMP Amendment underway.
Fire Management Plan - Provides direction for wildland fire management.
Transportation Plan - Assesses and monitors transportation related issues, performance and maintenance.
Long-Range Interpretive Plan - Long-Range Interpretive Plans (LRIPs) provide a vision for the future (5-10 years) of interpretation, education, and visitor experience opportunities.
Did You Know?
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is the central component of the 700 square mile protected Brooks Range. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is to the east, and the Noatak Preserve is to the west.