Alaska is home to over half (60%) of the acreage of the National Park System and some of the most spectacular and remote natural places in the country.

Understanding, protecting, and sharing these 54 million acres with the public is important to the National Park Service's mission to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

An exceptionally talented team of scientists, specialists, and program managers across natural resource disciplines provide science, policy, and technical program assistance for Alaska's national parks and external partners.

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Alaska Nature and Science

Outstanding wildlife, glaciers, oceans, lakes, and mountains, Alaska has it all! Explore our natural resources and science.

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What We Do

Learn more about natural resource program areas and what we do.

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Science in Action

See our science in action! Read more about our scientists, browse science articles, see restoration projects in progress, and more.

Last updated: January 30, 2024