The Noatak National Preserve Foundation Statement is a formal description of the preserve's core mission. It is a foundation to support planning and management of the preserve. The foundation is grounded in the preserve's legislation and from knowledge acquired since the preserve was originally established. It provides a shared understanding of what is most important about the preserve. This Foundation Statement describes the preserve's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.
Did You Know?
Noatak National Preserve provides critical habitat for one of the most northern populations of Dall sheep in the world. The coastal Inupiat word for Dall sheep is Imnaiq; the Kobuk dialect word is Ipnaiq