Laws & Policies

There are many laws, regulations, and policies that govern the management of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and regulate visitor use of this area. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) not only created the preserve but mandates management which protects the rural Alaskan way of life, supports reindeer herding, protects a natural and cultural wonder at Serpentine Hot Springs, and protects a small remnant of the Bering Land Bridge for exploration and study. Most regulations governing visitor activities are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part I, Sections 1-13.

Special Regulations are those regulations which apply only to specific geographic regions or park areas. They are found in parts Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 7 contains Special Regulations for parks outside of Alaska, and Part 13 contains regulations specific to Alaska.

Superintendent's Compendium
Do I need to get a permit to do that? How do I need to store my food? Are there any places that are closed or areas that I can't go to? These answers and more can be found in the Superintendent's Compendium. Reviewed annually, this document provides a list of designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.

Superintendent's Compendium.

Last updated: April 14, 2020

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Nome , AK 99762


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