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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 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.