• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Climate Change

Director Jon Jarvis

Jon Jarvis, National Park Service Director

"I believe climate change is fundamentally the greatest threat to the integrity of our national parks that we have ever experienced. The current science confirms the planet is warming and the effects are here and now."

Jon Jarvis National Park Service Director, 2009

 

We, at Kenai Fjords National Park, as part of the greater National Park Service, are committed to the following:

  • Climate change is happening and human activities are contributing to and accelerating it. Learn more about the science of global climate change, and how it is being studied at Kenai Fjords National Park.

  • Climate change has consequences for parks, people,and the planet.How is climate change impacting Kenai Fjords National Park?

  • The National Park Service is responding with practices that address climate change. Find out Kenai Fjords how is responding.

  • The choices that we make now may help to avoid catastrophic impacts in the future. What choices as an individual and in our parks, can we make to do our part?


 

 

Did You Know?

Hoary Marmot

The Hoary Marmot is the largest member of the ground squirrels. These guys hibernate half or more of their life away. They have very thick fur and a substantial fat layer that protects them from the cold. You are not as likely to see them on hot days as they hide in the shade to keep cool.