• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Management

Our Mission:

"Cooperative Stewardship for the Conservation and Understanding of Natural and Cultural Resources in Northwest Alaska."

Noatak National Preserve was established in 1978 by presidential proclamation and then designated in 1980 in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Section 201(8) of ANILCA specifies that:

The preserve shall be managed for the following purposes, among others: To maintain the environmental integrity of the Noatak River and adjacent uplands within the preserve in such a manner as to assure the continuation of geological and biological processed unimpaired by adverse human activity; to protect habitat for, and populations of, fish and wildlife, including but not limited to caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves, and for waterfowl, raptors, and other species of birds; to protect archeological resources; and in a manner consistent with the foregoing, to provide opportunities for scientific research. The Secretary may establish a board consisting of scientists and other experts in the field of arctic research in order to assist him in the encouragement and administration of research efforts within the preserve.

Noatak National Preserve is one of over 389 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.

 

Our Purposes:

  • Maintain the environmental integrity of the Noatak River and adjacent uplands to assure the continuation of geological and biological processes, unimpaired by adverse human activity
  • Protect habitat for, and populations of, fish and wildlife, including but not limited to caribou, grizzly bears, Dall's sheep, moose, wolves, and for waterfowl, raptors, and other species of birds
  • Protect archeological resources
  • Provide opportunities for scientific research
 

The 2009 Compendium is available on the National Park Service Alaska Region's webpage. Scroll down to the Western Arctic National Parklands link. There's also an e-mail link to submit comments.

2008-2009 Commercial Use Authorization Holders
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2006-2015 Concession Permit Holders
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Transporter Limits Set for Noatak National Preserve
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Did You Know?

A mother and baby Dall Sheep stand on a rocky hillside.

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