2013 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


October 29, 2013

Kenai Fjords National Park Superintendent Named
Rebecca R. Lasell, with 18 years land management experience, has been selected as the new Superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park.

October 29, 2013

Katmai National Park Film "The Ends of the Earth" Wins Award at Sondrio Festival
Katmai National Park's new film "The Ends of the Earth" has won a Special Jury Award at the Sondrio Festival in Lombardy, Italy.

September 12, 2013

Back to School - in America's National Parks
Teachers across Alaska have a new tool to help them engage their students in classroom and place-based learning. Today the National Park Service launched an online service for teachers that brings America's national parks, including those spread across Alaska, into neighborhood classrooms.

August 21, 2013

Programmatic Fire Hazardous Fuels Management Plan EA Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service has released for public review an environmental assessment that addresses new protocols for protecting life and infrastructure within Alaska National Park System area boundaries by managing hazardous vegetation, also known as fuels.

July 11, 2013

Significant Wildfire Danger & Smoke in AK National Parks
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for draft land protection plans for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve.

June 21, 2013

Significant Wildfire Danger & Smoke in AK National Parks
Continued record-setting hot and dry weather has created significant wildfire danger across much of Alaska including the national parks.

April 30, 2013

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm NHA Board to Meet
The organization which oversees the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area will hold its annual spring meeting on May 9 in Portage.

April 29, 2013

National Park Service Promotes Wildland Fire Prevention & Preparedness
April 28 through May 4 is Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week. During
the week and throughout the wildfire season, the National Park Service and the interagency wildland
fire community encourage Alaskans and visitors to prevent wildfires, prepare for wildfires and be
aware of valuable information resources.

April 11, 2013

Yukon-Charley Rivers Wolf Numbers Decline
The number of wolves in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve has decreased by more than 50 percent from fall 2012, according to biologists who took advantage of late winter snow conditions to fly surveys of the 2.5 million acre conservation area. The drop is substantially more than normal and coincides with predator control efforts by Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted near the preserve.

April 8, 2013

Final National Park Compendiums Released for 2013
The National Park Service has released the Alaska park compendiums for 2013. These are compilations of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national park areas.

March 1, 2013

Alasks's National Park Tourism Creates $238 Million in Economic Benefit
Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide
ANCHORAGE - A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 2.33 million visitors to national parks in Alaska spent $238 million in communities surrounding those parks. This spending supported 4,145 jobs across the state.

February 5, 2013

New study gives "big picture" of Denali's landscape and its potential response to climate change
FAIRBANKS, AK - An article in the current issue of Ecological Monographs provides new insights about the trees in Denali National Park's vast, open landscape and how changes in climate may translate to changes across interior Alaska.

January 15, 2013

Alaska's National Parks invite public comment on each park's compendium through February 15, 2013
The compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. The compendium is a regulatory tool to help manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.


Last Updated: May 1, 2014