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The new issue of Alaska Park Science celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The Alaska Region of the National Park Service is reflecting on the impact, legacy, and future of this unique legislation. Many Alaskans experience ANILCA as both a blessing and a burden. While tremendous hurdles have been overcome, there are many yet to be faced. This issue of Alaska Park Science provides a range of perspectives on ANILCA that we hope strikes a balance that reflects over four decades of varied experiences.
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Volume 20, Issue 2
Beringia: A Shared Heritage
This issue highlights some of the history, intent, and accomplishments of the Beringia Program on its 30th anniversary.
Volume 20, Issue 1
Parks as Proving Grounds
Parks in Alaska pose special challenges to researchers. Read more about the science tools and techniques we use in Alaska.
Volume 19, Issue 1
Below the Surface
Fish sustained Alaska Natives for millennia and continue to represent food and economic security for many people.
Volume 18, Issue 1
Understanding & Preparing for Geohazards
Alaska is the most geologically active part of North America; in fact, many awe-inspiring park landscapes were formed by geologic processes.
Volume 17, Issue 1
Migration: On the Move in Alaska
Alaska is home to many amazing migrations. Read about human migration, where extinct species roamed, and wildlife migrations.
VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1
Science in Alaska's Arctic Parks
Encompassing 25% of the entire National Park System by area, five arctic parks form a massive, largely untouched wilderness area.
Volume 15, Issue 1
Coastal Research in Alaska
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Volume 14, Issue 2
Birds of Alaska
This issue includes articles exploring birds throughout national parks in Alaska, with emphasis on the changing ways to study birds.
Volume 14, Issue 1
Resource Management in a Changing World
How can park communicators share knowledge, inform, educate, and inspire park visitors without a good grasp of the particulars themselves?
Volume 13, Issue 2
Mineral and Energy Development
This issue covers a lot of ground: land status, mining history, natural and cultural resource protection, reclamation, and hazard abatement
Volume 13, Issue 1
Wilderness in Alaska
This issue includes articles on the economics, ecology and social value of wilderness.
Volume 12, Issue 2
Climate Change in Alaska's National Park
This issue includes articles tracking changes to glaciers and landscapes throughout Alaska
Volume 12, Issue 1
Science, History, & Changing Landscapes
In this issue: * Life and Times of Alaska’s Tundra Plants * Silurian Rocks at Glacier Bay * Using Story to Build Stewardship and more!
Volume 11, Issue 2
Science in Southwest Alaska
This issue includes articles on archaeology, invasive species management, a look at how salmon survive in a volcanic landscape; and more!
Volume 11, Issue 1
Volcanoes of Katmai
Katmai witnessed the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century when "Novarupta" occurred in 1912. Learn about the (literal) fallout.
Volume 10, Issue 2
Natural and Cultural Resource Studies
This issue explores connections throughout Alaska to studies on natural and cultural resources.
Volume 10, Issue 1
Exploring connections to natural and cultural resource studies in Alaska's national parks.
Volume 9, Issue 2
Glacier Bay Scientific Studies
Since 1883, ships full of tourists have visited Glacier Bay. How does modern cruise traffic impact the bay?
Volume 9, Issue 1
Monitoring Park "Vital Signs"
The NPS Inventory and Monitoring Network studies broad ecological trends, or vital signs,and uses those to gauge the health of ecosystems.
Volume 8, Issue 2
Park Science in the Arctic
Proceedings of the Arctic Alaska Park Science Symposium and Beringia International Conference.
Volume 8, Issue 1
Natural & Cultural Resource Studies
A look at collaborative research, between not just different parks but across national boundaries.
Volume 6, Issue 2
Crossing Boundaries in a Changing Land
This issue covers the proceedings of the Central Alaska Park Science Symposium, held in Denali National Park.
Volume 5, Issue 1
Scientific Studies in Denali
Denali provides excellent opportunities to explore, study, and learn about natural systems and processes, as well as area history and cultur
Volume 4, Issue 2
The Legacy of ANILCA
The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) defined the ways we recreate in and use many federal lands in Alaska.
Last updated: June 27, 2022