• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Environmental Factors

View of Harding Icefield.
View of the Harding Icefield near Aialik Glacier.
NPS / DEB KURTZ
 

Kenai Fjords is a land dominated by ice; the ice of the massive Harding Icefield. Its ice feeds the glaciers that shape the land. Its ice melts, feeds the rivers and streams, and eventually, the great Pacific Ocean. This nutrient-rich water brings life for plants and animals alike. It is what is unique and special about Kenai Fjords.

Kenai Fjords is committed to learning about this fantasic resource, and its effects on land and sea, flora and fauna. We are also committed to learning about how we are impacting it.

 
  • Wilderness - 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. What does that mean for Kenai Fjords and for you?

  • Climate Change - Learn about the challenges and impacts of climate change on Kenai Fjords National Park. Find out how we are responding to this global challenge.

  • Oceans - With the Pacific Ocean as our next door neighbor, Kenai Fjords is investigating the health of that environment.

  • Weather - The day to day temperature, our weather, is what tells us about the state of our climate. Find out what the data is telling us.

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.