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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

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News Release Date: June 1, 2008

After seven years of discussion and planning, those efforts are coming to fruition. In July 2008 the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC Construction) will begin construction of the National Park Service Northwest Arctic Heritage Center. When completed, the 12,350 square foot building will offer people of the region and visitors from around the world a high quality interpretive experience of the natural and cultural history of the area, a variety of educational programs, Inupiaq dances, and personal administrative services.

Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

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.