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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

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October 25, 2012
Park Land Cleanup
An unusual litter removal project wrapped up this summer in two National Park Service areas in Northwest Alaska, totaling six tons of debris.

February 18, 2011
Superintendent Named for Western Arctic National Parklands
Frank Hays has been selected as superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands, comprised of four park units including Kobuk Valley National Park.

January 06, 2010
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Community Opening
Saturday, December 19, was a big day in Kotzebue, Alaska. Almost 10 years after it was first envisioned, the National Park Service opened the doors of the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center to the community.

June 01, 2008
Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
After seven years of planning, construction will soon begin on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

Did You Know?

Image of rounded mountains with sparse vegetation extend all the way to the horizen.

Some river drainages in Kobuk Valley National Park are so remote that the U.S. Geological Survey has not given them names. However, many may have been named by the indigenous people living in the region for thousands of years.