• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Noatak National Preserve is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

  • Keeping the Arctic Backcountry Pristine Takes Some Work

    helicopter sits next to discarded, 1970s-era fuel pod

    12,000 pounds of high-grade aluminum recycled by sling-loading abandoned fuel pods, discarded by jets in the 1970s, out of the backcountry of the Western Arctic National Parklands (Kobuk Valley National Park, Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Noatak National Preserve). Read more

Did You Know?

Mountains and tundra blush with autumn colors, contrasting with the dark evergreens.

Approximately 90% (5.8 million acres) of Noatak National Preserve is designated wilderness, making it the fourth largest wilderness in the United States. It is the largest area with an indigenous name.