The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980 created most of the national parklands in Alaska and impacts the National Park Service in many ways. ANILCA stipulates the designation of wilderness, subsistence management, transportation in and across parklands, use of cabins, mining, archaeological sites, scientific research studies and more. View the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act as signed into law on December 2, 1980 (Public Law 96-487, 94 Stat. 2371). Note this does not include any subsequent amendments to ANILCA.
The Importance of ANILCA
ANILCA’s guarantee of access to public lands
Alaska Native Culture
ANILCA’s important role in helping to preserve Alaska Native culture
A Vibrant Economy
ANILCA’s contribution toward a vibrant Alaska economy
Do Things Right the First Time
The National Park Service and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980, an online book by G. Frank Williss.
NPS Management History
Alaska Subsistence: A National Park Service Management History, by Frank Norris
Alaska Park Science:
The Legacy of ANILCA
Read the full series of ANILCA articles online.
Last updated: November 9, 2020