Laws & Policies
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. Most regulations governing visitor activities are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part I, Sections 1-13.
Special Regulations are those regulations which apply only to specific geographic regions or park areas. They are found in parts Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 7 contains Special Regulations for parks outside of Alaska, and Part 13 contains regulations specific to Alaska. Kenai Fjords regulations are found in section 13.67.
In addition the Park Superintendent has the authority to establish park-specific rules. 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 each yearly and compiled in a document known as the Superintendent's Compendium, or simply the "Compendium". Kenai Fjords releases it's compendium each winter for public review and comment on this web site.
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