If you live, work, or play in an area which has the potential to be affected by wildland fire activity, then we invite you to review and comment on the NPS Wildland Fire Strategic Plan, 2014-2019. At 12 pages, the plan is open for review by clicking on the link in the title above. The 45-day comment period ends January 15, 2014. After the comment period closes, all suggestions will be reviewed and discussed by the task group before a final plan is developed for review and approval. The goal of the Wildland Fire Management program staff across the nation is to collaborate with all other National Park Service programs, as well as our fire management partners and communities around us to manage wildland fire across landscapes. You can help us do so effectively by providing comments and suggestions. Click on the following link to learn more about the "National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy."
The Subsistence Resource Commission for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve is scheduled to meet in Pedro Bay, AK on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Pedro Bay Village Council Building and conclude that afternoon around 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Please see the official Public Notice in the link above for agenda items and further details.
Are you curious to follow the results of the various inventory and monitoring projects being conducted in the park? Take a look at SWAN's Field Season Highlights.
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve operates a salmon counting tower on the Newhalen River below Six Mile Lake. Salmon escapement counts assist the park in meeting our congressionally mandated purpose to protect the watershed for the perpetuation of the red salmon fishery of Bristol Bay. 230,844 sockeye salmon passed the counting tower during their migration upriver to spawning grounds between June 30 and August 6, 2013. This year's daily counts and historic daily and cumulative counts are now available at the link above.
The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent. The 2013 compendium has been published and is available at the link above.
The prospective development of the Pebble Prospect and the opening up of a wide-spread mining district just outside of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has been widely reported in the media. This document outlines park management's concerns regarding potential impact on the park and preserve.
Park Historian's New Book Published
The park has just printed and will be distributing a new book on the park's namesake, The Life and Times of John W. Clark of Nushagak Alaska, 1846-1896 by the park's historian, John Branson. To receive your own copy email us.
Looking for other ways to stay in touch with Lake Clark?
Look no further! Through Facebook and Twitter you can stay abreast of the latest happenings in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, and further connect with our plentiful natural and cultural resources and park stories.
You can also stay connected by reading our Object of the Month blog. Each month the park's curator features a different item from the park's extensive collection and archive.
Did You Know?
The nest and eggs of the surfbird were a mystery until 1926. The species is extraordinarily far-ranging, and in winter is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile.