Gates of the Arctic National Park, containing approximately seven million fifty-two thousand acres of public lands, and Gates of the Arctic National Preserve, containing approximately nine hundred thousand acres of federal lands, shall be managed for the following purposes, among others:
- To maintain the wild and undeveloped character of the area, including opportunities for visitors to experience solitude, and the natural environmental integrity and scenic beauty of the mountains, forelands, rivers, lakes, and other natural features
- To provide continued opportunities, including reasonable access, for mountain climbing, mountaineering, and other wilderness recreational activities
- And to protect habitat for and the populations of, fish and wildlife, including, but not limited to, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves, and raptorial birds.
Subsistence uses by local residents shall be permitted in the park, where such uses are traditional.