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State of Alaska - Department of Natural Resources
 
Alaska Department of Natural Resources logo. A white circle with black lettering contains a spruce tree on the banks of a river. A snowcapped mountain and setting sun are in the background.
The Alaska DNR logo.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources
“The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency that administers the state’s programs for forestry, parks, recreational areas, land, water, agriculture, soil conservation, minerals and hydrocarbons.” 

DNR manages all state-owned land, water, and natural resources--excluding fish and game--on behalf of the people of Alaska. The department is split into seven divisions: Agriculture, Forestry, Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Mining, Land & Water, Oil & Gas, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, and Support Services.

Visit the DNR's Official Website

Learn More About Different Divisions in DNR



Alaska State Parks logo
Alaska State Parks logo

Alaska State Parks
Alaska has 119 state parks that cover 3.3 million acres of land! Alaska State Parks are great places to camp, rent public use cabins, hike, ski, and enjoy all sorts of outdoor recreation year round. Make sure to practice leave no trace and Tread Lightly!


More Information on Nearby Parks.





 
Close up profile of a Willow Ptarmigan wearing its transitional plumage; the birds head and neck are still a reddish brown while chest and wings are turning the bight white of winter. Brown scrubby vegetation is in the background. Did You Know?
The willow ptarmigan is Alaska's state bird. It is snow-white during winter, but in early summer, it changes to chestnut brown plumage. Ptarmigan occur in treeless areas with low and scattered, brushy vegetation. Chicken, AK, was named because its residents could not spell ptarmigan.