Portfolio of Management Plans
Foundation Statement - The Foundation Statement describes the unit’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.
NPS Alaska Regional Management Guidelines - This guidance is meant to be the distillation of 30-plus years of interpreting and implementing the laws, regulations, and policies pertinent to parks in the Alaska Region, focusing on ANILCA.
Land Protection Plan - Land Protection Plans (LPP) are required by agencies with non-Federal lands or interests in land within the authorized boundary, and the LPP serves as a strategy for the acquisition of and/or interest in those lands.
Park Atlas – The park atlas is a collection of maps and geospatial data indicating areas of particular importance as to wilderness, natural, historical, wildlife, cultural, archeological, paleontological, geological, recreational, and similar resources. Atlases for parklands throughout Alaska are being drafted, and will be published in late 2013.
Wild and Scenic River Value Statements - The Wild and Scenic River Values Statement identifies and articulates those resources and values that were critical to a river’s designation and inclusion in the national wild & scenic river system. Kobuk Valley has one wild and scenic river - the Salmon. River value statements for parklands throughout Alaska are being drafted, and will be published in late 2014.
General Management Plan – Comprehensive park plan that guides the long-term management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park.
Fire Management Plan - Provides direction for wildland fire management.
Transportation Plan - Assesses and monitors transportation related issues, performance, and maintenance.
Long-Range Interpretive Plan - Long-Range Interpretive Plans (LRIPs) provide a vision for the future (5-10 years) of interpretation, education, and visitor experience opportunities.
Did You Know?
In 1940, archeologist J. Louis Giddings traveled down the Kobuk River on a homemade raft, with three young Native men as guides. They found many ancient house depressions, including one at Onion Portage in Kobuk Valley National Park. The site is now believed to be about 10,000 years old.