• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

Artist's rendition of proposed building

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News Release Date: June 1, 2008

After seven years of discussion and planning, those efforts are coming to fruition. In July 2008 the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC Construction) will begin construction of the National Park Service Northwest Arctic Heritage Center. When completed, the 12,350 square foot building will offer people of the region and visitors from around the world a high quality interpretive experience of the natural and cultural history of the area, a variety of educational programs, Inupiaq dances, and personal administrative services.

Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

Did You Know?

Image of salmon cut for drying hang on a wooden rack, exposing the pink-red meat.

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.