Management Issues

A marine debris clean up crew waits for pick up
The marine debris clean up crew awaits pick up from the beach in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve.

NPS/Janet Bering

Natural resource management issues are critical to park protection. We apply the best science to management decisions and act on issues that threaten natural resource protection in our parks. Here are some examples.

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Invasive Species Management

Invasive species are a threat to natural ecosystems. Learn more about invasive species management in Alaska here.

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Hunting in National Preserves

Sport hunting in national preserves was established under ANILCA and continues today. Learn more about Alaska's wildlife regulations and view an interactive story map to help plan your trip.

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Marine Debris

Marine debris clutters Alaska's pristine beaches and creates hazards for wildlife and people. Learn more about marine debris and our efforts to keep our beaches clean and protected.

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Seabird Die-Offs

Die-off events are fairly common for seabirds, but an unusual, massive die-off event of Common Murres occurred the winter of 2015/2016. Learn more about what happened and why.

Last updated: November 22, 2017