January 15, 2015
Public Hearings & Comment Period for Compendiums Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska will be open for a 30-day public comment period. A compendium - one for each NPS area in Alaska -- is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public's enjoyment, use and protection.
January 12, 2015
General Management Plan Amendment Available for Review and Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a plan that updates the 1986 General Management Plan and guides the future of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. This plan will direct management of park resources, visitor uses, and facilities for the next 15 to 20 years. It also provides guidance for stewardship of park wilderness and backcountry recreation.
June 20, 2014
Prohibition of Unmanned Aircraft in National Parks
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.