Why Survey and Monitor?

With passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966, Congress declared that the spirit and direction of the nation are founded upon and reflected in its historic heritage; and that the historical and cultural foundations of the Nation should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people. The NHPA Section 106 review process ensures historic properties are considered during the development of any federal project.


If You Find Artifacts

  • Record the location with your GPS, on a map, or make a sketch referencing prominent landmarks. Estimate the size of the site.
  • Photograph the artifacts in place. Include a common object for scale, such as a pencil or coin. Photograph the site area and the surrounding lanscape.
  • Note any disturbances, human or natural, to the site.
  • Learn more about what constitutes an artifact and an archeological site.
Black and white photo of two men with salmon backbones and beaver feet taken in the early 1940s.

History & Culture

Lake Clark has a rich cultural tradition going back 10,000 years that includes Native Alaskans, American homesteaders, and Dick Proenneke.

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Port Alsworth, AK 99653


(907) 781-2117

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