• 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?

State of Alaska superimposed on the contiguous 48 states

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south. Its 6,640-mile coastline is 50 percent longer than the combined east and west coasts of the United States.