History & Culture

Subsistence Opportunities

The subsistence program at Denali helps protect the opportunity for qualified local rural residents to continue traditional subsistence activities. The program ensures management of park resources to be consistent with conservation of unimpaired ecosystems and natural and healthy populations of fish and wildlife. Management incorporates traditional ecological knowledge with scientific data and principles. Learn more about subsistence use of animals and the land in Denali.

Understanding and Protecting the Human History of Denali

The Cultural Resources program at Denali documents and shares the stories of people and the land, now and in the past, and helps preserve places and objects with special history. People have made their homes on lands now within park boundaries for perhaps as long as 12,000 years.


Design Guidelines: Mount McKinley National Park

To protect the historic look of the park's historic headquarters district, a design document provides guidance and recommended treatments for work on historic structures in the Mt. McKinley Headquarters Historic District. Download Denali's Historic Design Guidelines.

National Historic Preservation Act

A requirement of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 process is that the public be aware of projects happening in parks, and their NHPA Assessment of Effect. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like any additional information about the NHPA assessment of effect for any of the projects listed in the documents below, please contact Denali's Section 106 Coordinator.

2024 NHPA Assessment of Effects for proposed projects at Denali
2023 NHPA Assessment of Effects for proposed projects at Denali
2021 NHPA Assessment of Effects for proposed projects at Denali


Culture & History Topics

Last updated: May 8, 2024

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
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