The museum collection of Noatak National Preserve contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, geology, paleontology, archeology, and archives.
The vast majority of specimens and artifacts cataloged into the park collection are associated with scientific research activities. The archives are largely administrative records, reports and archeological field notes.
As of 2008, items in the collection include –
Archeological artifacts: 44,823
Archival items: 6,237
Biological specimens: 2,651
Paleontological specimens: 1
Geological specimens: 1,229
Total items: 54,941
View the collection catalog records online through the NPS WebCatalog.
Did You Know?
The Noatak River is home to 20 fish species, including 4 varieties of salmon, Sheefish, Burbot, Arctic Char, and Northern Pike. Many of these species are an important resource to subsistence users.