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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Resource Briefs

Gates of the Arctic staff along with partners from other agencies and academic institutions conduct work in the park to learn about and protect the park's ecological systems, wildlife, and historic sites. Here you'll find brief project updates that describe these research and resource management activities.

 
Bull Caribou in fall tundra

Keeping Tabs on Caribou and Moose Populations (pdf 1552 kb)

Using radio collars to track movements and behaviors of Caribou and Moose is an ongoing effort of park biologists.

 
 
A collection of handmade birch bark baskets and hand carved wooden ladles.

Subsistence Management in Gates of the Arctic (pdf 2318kb)

Management of subsistence resources and activities is a community effort through the Subsistence Resource Commission.

 
A white hare almost invisible on the snow.
Snowshoe Hare Project (pdf 1386kb)

This report provides updates on the long term Snowshoe Hare study around the eastern boundary of the park.
 
The alpenglow turns an Arrigetch Peak golden.

Arrigetch Peaks National Natural Landmark (pdf 2107kb)

The history and significance of the Arrigetch Peaks: "The Fingers of the Hand Outstretched"

 
An archeologist excavating at a Lake Matcharak site.

Uncovering Prehistory at Lake Matcharak (pdf 2636kb)

Excavations at a 7,000 year old hunting camp deep in the Brooks Range.

 
Archeologists at Walker Lake 1
Archaeological Survey at Walker Lake (pdf 1984kb)

Results from investigations in 2013 near the south end of Walker Lake.

Did You Know?

A snowy Mount Igikpak on a sunny day.

At 8510 feet, Mount Igikpak, at the headwaters of the Noatak River, is the highest peak in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.