What Drives Change in Wild Alaska?

The Central Alaska Inventory & Monitoring Network is comprised of Denali National Park and Preserve, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. In those parks, we collect information on plants, animals, water, and climate and how they interact. Then we analyze the data and share the results.

Understanding the resources, their condition, and how they are changing, can help park managers make sound decisions about the future. With our science, parks can develop a stronger basis for stewardship and management of their natural resources. In this way, we help to ensure that our national natural treasures are conserved, unimpaired, for future generations.

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Our Parks and Partners

Explore Central Alaska Network parks.

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Our Science

Monitoring in Central Alaska parks.

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Taking the Pulse of National Parks

How do we know if parks are healthy? We monitor their vital signs! These articles highlight what we've learned, written for kids.

Last updated: May 4, 2022