The region's list of potential cultural landscapes is currently being updated to identify new landscapes, to articulate park priorities, to clearly define our landscape identification/selection process, and to better align regional and park staff field schedules during the brief, three-month field season. In association with the Alaska Region Cultural Resources Advisory Council, the AKCLP has formed a working group to accomplish these goals.
Many cultural landscapes in the region are vulnerable to the cumulative effects of climate change or other impacts. Flooding, thermokarst failure, wilderness designations, and development are all factors affecting Alaska's landscapes. The Cultural Landscape Inventory is one tool being used to monitor landscape condition and change over time.