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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 a tiny wood frog with a black eye stripe is dwarfed by the palm of the person's hand on which it sits.

A frog that lives in Kobuk Valley National Park spends the winter as an ice cube. In the fall, the Wood Frog burrows under leaves on the forest floor. Its temperature drops to 20° F or lower until spring, at which point it thaws out and goes on its way.