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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

Foundation Statement

The Foundation Statement of Kobuk Valley National Park is a formal description of the park's core mission. It is a foundation to support planning and management of the park.

The foundation is grounded in the park's legislation and from knowledge acquired since the park was originally established. It provides a shared understanding of what is most important about the park. This Foundation Statement describes the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.

Cover page of the Kobuk foundation statement
Click on this cover page of the park's foundation statement to view the document

Did You Know?

Image of two harvested caribou with large antlers lie in an old, blue  boat that is tied to the bank of the river.

While hunting is not usually associated with national parks, local area residents are allowed to hunt and trap in Kobuk Valley National Park. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act allows for continued subsistence harvest in this and all Alaska park units established in 1980.