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    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Portfolio of Management Plans

Foundation Statement - The Foundation Statement describes the unit’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates.

NPS Alaska Regional Management Guidelines - This guidance is meant to be the distillation of 30-plus years of interpreting and implementing the laws, regulations, and policies pertinent to parks in the Alaska Region, focusing on ANILCA.

Land Protection Plan - Land Protection Plans (LPP) are required by agencies with non-Federal lands or interests in land within the authorized boundary, and the LPP serves as a strategy for the acquisition of and/or interest in those lands.

Park Atlas – The park atlas is a collection of maps and geospatial data indicating areas of particular importance as to wilderness, natural, historical, wildlife, cultural, archeological, paleontological, geological, recreational, and similar resources. Atlases for parklands throughout Alaska are being drafted, and will be published in late 2013.

General Management Plan – Comprehensive park plan that guides the long-term management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park.

Fire Management Plan - Provides direction for wildland fire management.

Transportation Plan - Assesses and monitors transportation related issues, performance, and maintenance.

Long-Range Interpretive Plan - Long-Range Interpretive Plans (LRIPs) provide a vision for the future (5-10 years) of interpretation, education, and visitor experience opportunities.

Did You Know?

27 caribou, with tails held high, leave a gravel bar to splash and swim across a blue river on a fall day.

The Western Arctic caribou herd is comprised of about 370,000 caribou, making it North America’s largest. These “nomads of the north” travel through Noatak National Preserve twice a year during their long trek between southern wintering areas and northern calving grounds.