Park Service staff in Alaska work every day to connect people to their parks and preserves while protecting the dynamic resources of this beautiful land. The spirit of the National Park Service doesn’t stop at park boundaries- our programs work closely with communities across the state to bring educational programs to schools, restore historic buildings, create outdoor recreation opportunities, and so much more. Together, we strive to uphold the natural and cultural legacy of this unique American landscape through the park areas and programs we manage. To learn more about the mission of the National Park Service, visit the National Park Service About Us page.
Much of this great network of public lands owes its existence to the creation of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980. ANILCA established 104 million acres of federal land in Alaska as new or expanded conservation system units- among this land was:
- 10 National Parks and Preserves
- 2 National Monuments
- 9 National Wildlife Refuges
- 2 National Conservation Areas
- 25 Wild and Scenic rivers
Curious what defines a national park, preserve, or monument? Learn more about NPS land designations and how they differ.
Looking for a specific office or park employee? Find information on our individual park websites, or our Alaska Regional Office website.