Laws & Policies
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
A multitude of laws, regulations, and policies govern the management of Kenai Fjords National Park and regulate visitor use of this area. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) not only created the park but mandates management which protects a unique Alaskan lifestyle on these lands.
Code of Federal Regulations
Most regulations governing visitor activities are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part I, Sections 1-13.Special Regulations are those regulations which apply only to specific geographic regions or park areas. Part 13 of 36 CFR contains regulations specific to Alaska. Kenai Fjords regulations are found in Section 13.67.
The compendium is a listing of all rules that are specific to Kenai Fjords National Park. These commonly include things like food storage regulations, quiet hours, designated areas for public demonstrations, and similar area specific rules. These rules are issued at least once annually and compiled in a document known as the Superintendent's Compendium, or simply the "Compendium".
Did You Know?
River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.