• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


Why Survey and Monitor?

With passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, Congress declared that the spirit and direction of the nation are founded upon and reflected in its historic heritage; and that the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people. The NHPA Section 106 review process ensures historic properties are considered during the development of any federal project.

If You Find Artifacts

  • Record the location with your GPS, on a map, or make a sketch referencing prominent landmarks. Estimate the size of the site.

  • Photograph the artifacts in place. Include a common object for scale, such as a pencil or coin. Photograph the site area and the surrounding lanscape.

  • Note any disturbances, human or natural, to the site.

  • Learn more about what constitutes an artifact and an archeological site

Did You Know?

Red salmon, also known as sockeyes, spawn in lakes and small streams.

Salmon migrate to the Lake Clark area from as far away as the western end of the Aleutian chain. During their homeward journey, they average 35 miles per day.