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September 04, 2014
Alaska Proposes Hunting Regulations for National Preserves
The National Park Service is proposing a permanent federal prohibition on three historically illegal predator hunting practices in Alaska’s national preserves.

July 28, 2014
Wildfire Declared Out
Wildland fire managers declared the lightning-ignited Noatak River fire out July 23, 2014. The fire was located north of the Noatak River and east of Narvakrak Lake. At approximately 700 acres, rain extinguished the fire.

July 16, 2014
Lightning Sparks Wildfires in Noatak
Lightning ignited two new fires in Noatak National Preserve. The Noatak River fire is located north of the Noatak River and east of Narvakrak Lake. This fire was estimated at 300 acres burning in brush and tundra and exhibiting two to four foot flame lengths with 100 percent of the perimeter active. The fire does not pose an immediate threat to life or property, and it is burning in a “limited” fire management unit. Named the Noatak River Fire, it was discovered by a National Park Service ranger flying over the area. The closest structure is 20 miles downriver. The ranger also reported the two-acre Maiyumerak Creek Fire, located west of the mouth of Maiyumerak Creek, which had no smoke observed and is in monitor status.

Did You Know?

Mountains and tundra blush with autumn colors, contrasting with the dark evergreens.

Approximately 90% (5.8 million acres) of Noatak National Preserve is designated wilderness, making it the fourth largest wilderness in the United States. It is the largest area with an indigenous name.