Support Your Park
Supporting Kobuk Valley National Park is a different experience than in other places. For most people, Alaska is far away. To actually put your feet on the ground in the park, you have to charter a 4-seater airplane to get there. However, rangers still need help from people who love their national parks. Caring about and contributing to public lands is an American ideal. Here is how you can help from near or far.
There are many opportunities to support the work at Kobuk Valley National Park whether you live in the area or around the globe. See our volunteer page for more details.
You can make a gift to benefit the park either directly to the National Park Service or through our cooperating association, Alaska Geographic. To make a gift directly to the National Park Service donation account, mail your check to the headquarters address.
Anyone can be a Junior Ranger. Learning is the first step towards helping. Complete the activities in the Junior Ranger book and mail them in. Not only will you be able to tell others what you learned about the parks in Northwest Alaska, but you can also earn the Junior Ranger badge, saber toothed cat patch, and even a water bottle.
Did You Know?
Even though Kobuk Valley National Park gets only 50 cm of rain and snow each year, much of the lowland tundra is soggy. Permafrost, many feet below the surface of the soil, prevents the water from draining away.