Current 2016

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 contact the Regional Communications Officer:
John Quinley

September 21, 2016

Katmai NP Superintendent Selected
Mark Sturm, a career natural resource manager, will be the next superintendent at Katmai National Park and Preserve.

September 14, 2016

Former Kotzebue Mayor Named NPS Western Arctic Parks Superintendent
Maija Katak Lukin, Maniilaq Association Tribal Environmental Manager, and former Mayor of the City of Kotzebue, has been selected as the new superintendent for the Western Arctic Parklands.

June 28, 2016

A Regulations Reminder for National Park Service Areas
As the boating and hunting seasons get underway in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and other areas within the National Park System in Alaska, visitors are reminded that a recent court case has not changed the regulations which govern activities on navigable waters.

April 21, 2016

National Park Tourism in Alaska Creates $1.7 Billion in Economic Benefit
New report shows visitor spending also supports 17,000 jobs in Alaska
ANCHORAGE - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.66 million visitors to national parks in Alaska spent nearly $1.2 billion in the state in 2015. That spending resulted in an estimated 17,000 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of about $1.7 billion.

April 12, 2016

National Park Week Events Kick Off Busy Centennial Season
April ushers in the busiest part of the year for Alaska's national parks, and with this year's celebration of the Centennial of the National Park Service more activities than usual are on the calendar. April 16-24 is National Park Week, a nationwide jump start to the summer season.

April 11, 2016

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Superintendent Named
Ben Bobowski, the acting superintendent for Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, has been selected as the new superintendent at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

January 15, 2016

Alaska National Parks Compendiums Open for Public Comment
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska are open for a 30-day public comment period. A compendium - one for each NPS area in Alaska - is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public's enjoyment, use and protection.

January 13, 2016

Changes Proposed for NPS Subsistence Regulations
The National Park Service (NPS) today proposed regulations to allow federal subsistence users in Alaska to collect and use non-edible animal parts and plants for the making and selling of handicrafts. The proposal is open for public comment for 90 days.

Last Updated: September 29, 2016