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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Portfolio of Management Plans

Foundation Statement

This document describes Lake Clark's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.
Lake Clark's Foundation Statement - published in 2009


Wild and Scenic River Value Statements

The Wild and River Scenic River Value Statement identifies and articulates those resources and values that were critical to a river's designation and inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System. Lake Clark has three Wild and Scenic Rivers. Their value statements are being drafted and will be published in late 2014.
The Tlikakila
The Chilikadrotna
The Mulchatna


General Management Plan (GMP)

This document is a comprehensive plan that guides the long-term management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park. It guides our day to day operation, sets priorities for park management and informs our decision-making.
Current GMP - Development Concept Plan1982 & Environmental Assessment 1984: these are the documents that are currently valid.
Proposed GMP Amendment: Lake Clark is currently developing a GMP amendment, which will provide updated direction for managing the park over the next 15-20 years.

Five Year Strategic Plan

This document examines the park's goals and practices.
2004 - 2008
2008 - 2012


Long-Range Interpretive Plan (LRIP)

This document provide a vision for interpretive and educational services, facilities, and media for the coming 5 - 10 years.
Current LRIP - completed in 2010


Fire Management Plan

This plan provides direction for wildland fire management. Read more about wildfire in Lake Clark here.
Lake Clark Fire Management Plan - published 2011


Park Atlas

The park atlas is a collection of maps and geospatial data indicating areas of particular importance as to wilderness, natural, historical, wildlife, cultural, archeological, paleontological, geological, recreational, and similar resources. Atlases for Lake Clark and other National Park Service units throughout Alaska are being drafted.


Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

This multi-agency plan assesses and monitors transportation related issues, performance, and maintenance for Federal lands in the state.
The Alaska NPS LRTP - This identifies transportation issues and sets priorities for parks in the Alaska Region in a drop-down plan to the inter-agency umbrella plan.

Wildlife Stewardship in National Park Service Areas in Alaska

Wildlife stewardship on NPS units in Alaska is guided by the Organic Act, the General Authorities Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Federal regulations, and NPS Management Policies. This document consolidates this collective guidance to serve as a focused reference for NPS staff as they evaluate the myriad issues and decisions facing the agency and the wildlife held in its trust. Further, this document will inform members of the public, fellow agencies, and partners about the considerations and constraints used by NPS when implementing mandates relative to wildlife.
Report published May 2013


Park Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC)

Find additional park plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/lacl

Did You Know?

A glacier in Lake Clark's Neacola mountains.

The glaciers of the last ice age retreated from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve 14,000 years ago, and the earliest archeological evidence of people in the park is about 10,000 years old.