TRADITION, SCIENCE & STEWARDSHIP
Parks are living laboratories where scientists ask questions and conduct research through observation and experiments. They learn from interactions of plants and animals in their natural environment. The National Park Service preserves the places and stories of discovery and uses what we learn through science to manage our natural and cultural resources.
The Chisana and Mentasta Caribou herds are closely monitored to ensure their populations remain healthy.
Ecology is a branch of biology that studies the interactions among organisms and their biophysical environment, both biotic and abiotic.
Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through the analysis of sites, artifacts and other physical remains.
Paleontology is the study of prehistoric life which includes fossils of ammonites, mammoth and ichthyosaurs and their evolution.
A Glacier is a slow moving river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains.
A lichen consists of a fungus and an alga growing together in a symbiotic partnership, connected and sensitive to their environment.
Change is a dynamic force of nature, ever present and constant. Scientists say that climate change is happening and there are consequences.
Huge mountains, enormous glaciers, and temperate rainforest meet the ocean, with 155 miles of remote coastline.
Central Alaska Inventory & Monitoring
Ecological monitoring to track changes in resources and processes helps us understand how these ecosystems work and their overall condition.
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Last updated: June 8, 2020