2012 Releases

A view of the landscape at Lake Clark National Park & Preserve and it's reflection in the lake. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)
A view of the lake, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. (NPS Photo - Kent Miller)

In addition to individual parks providing press releases, the Alaska Regional Office occasionally provides press releases as well. Parks post press releases on their respective websites in the News - News Release sections of their sites. RSS Feed subscription is available on all park websites.

For all Alaska Region press inquiries call the Regional Communications Officer:
John Quinley


November 28, 2012

Superintendent Named for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
A land manager with extensive experience across the western United States has been selected as the new Superintendent of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Image: Margaret L. Goodro (NPS Photo, 295KB)

October 4, 2012

From Trail Dream to Ribbon Cutting
In 2008, a Naknek third grader wondered why there couldn't be a safe walking trail to her school. This fall, after her idea spurred interest within her community and across the state, her simple idea is a reality along with many more health and recreation opportunities. Image: Trail Celebration - Isabel Babiak Jumps for Joy (NPS Photo, 295KB)

September 20, 2012

NPS - Alaska to Host Open House in Anchorage
Join Alaska National Park Service leadership at an open house in Anchorage at the Lidia Selkregg Chalet, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane, Russian Jack Springs Park Oct. 17 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the approaching 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, how the Service can prepare for a new century of stewardship and engagement, and current operations and issues in Alaska's national parks.

June 22, 2012

Katmai NP Considers Bridge Options at Brooks Camp
"Bear jams" could become a thing of the past at Katmai National Park as the National Park Service is considering alternatives to replace the floating bridge over the Brooks River.

April 23, 2012

Longtime Alaskan Named Deputy Regional Director

Joel Hard, whose career of managing and protecting both public resources and safety in Alaska spans 30 years, has been named the new deputy regional director for the Alaska Region of the National Park Service.

April 3, 2012

Roundtable on National Parks & Alaska’s Economy (Sponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski)
Senator Murkowski, I appreciate this opportunity to address economic issues relevant to Alaska’s national parks. Let me start with some information about the Service and its economic role in the life of Alaska.

March 27, 2012

NPS Alaska to Host Open Houses
The National Park Service will mark its 100th anniversary in 2016, and is embarking on a series of actions to transform its work around the country.

January 18, 2012

NPS Alaska Seeks Comment on Compendiums
Alaska’s National Parks are inviting comment through February 15, 2012, on each park’s annual compendium. The compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks.

Last Updated: May 1, 2014