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June 25, 2013
Fire Update
An update on fires in Noatak National Preserve

June 23, 2013
Lightning sparks two new wildfires in remote northeast Noatak NP
Lightning ignited more wildfires in Noatak NP over the weekend. Two new fires were spotted by an Alaska Fire Service (AFS) detection flight June 22.

June 21, 2013
Lightning sparks wildfires in remote northeast Noatak NP June 21 2013
Lightning ignited two wildfires in the remote northeastern section of Noatak NP.

October 25, 2012
Park Land Cleanup
An unusual litter removal project wrapped up this summer in two National Park Service areas in Northwest Alaska, totaling six tons of debris.

March 26, 2012
Transporter CUA Stipulations
The National Park Service will implement new stipulations for transporters holding a Commercial Use Authorization, CUA, for 2012 - 2013.

February 18, 2011
Superintendent Named for Western Arctic National Parklands
Frank Hays has been selected as superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands, comprised of four park units including Kobuk Valley National Park.

January 30, 2010
Questions and Answers About Application for Commercial Use Authorization
A few questions about the CUA Application were submitted by the January 28, deadline. Read those questions and the answers here.

January 11, 2010
NPS Announces the Availability of Applications to Offer Transporter Services
Applications are available to offer big game hunter transporter and incidental big game hunter transporter services in Noatak National Preserve. They are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2010.

January 06, 2010
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Community Opening
Saturday, December 19, was a big day in Kotzebue, Alaska. Almost 10 years after it was first envisioned, the National Park Service opened the doors of the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center to the community.

October 01, 2009
NPS Decides on Competitive Process for Noatak National Preserve Transporter Permits
The National Park Service has decided to use an open, competitive process to award commercial use authorizations for transporter services in Noatak National Preserve. Eight permits will be available.

January 05, 2009
Comment Period Extension for Cabin Environmental Assessment
The comment period is extended until January 31, 2009, for the Environmental Assessment on the proposed subsistence cabin in the Noatak National Preserve.

November 17, 2008
Proposed Construction of a New Subsistence Cabin in Noatak National Preserve
Environmental Assessment regarding the proposed construction of a new subsistence cabin in Noatak National Preserve.

June 01, 2008
Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
After seven years of planning, construction will soon begin on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

May 19, 2008
Transporter Limits Set for Noatak National Preserve
Western Arctic National Parklands Superintendent George Helfrich has announced a moratorium on the issuance of additional commercial use authorizations for big game transportation services in Noatak National Preserve.

February 25, 2008
Airborne Contaminants Study Released - Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks
No abstract supplied.

Did You Know?

Park Ranger packing up a collapsible canoe while standing ankle deep in the Kugururok River.

The Noatak River has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River. As one of the least disturbed ecosystems in the world, it provides a unique opportunity for canoe and kayak trips.