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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A bright orange sun reflects in the waters of an ocean bay. Small spruce covered islands are in silhouette and a low mountain range is cast in a smokey gray palate.
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Alaska's Wild Legacy

The Alaska Centers support the appropriate use and enjoyment of Alaska's public lands and resources for information, trip-planning assistance, and resource education. The Alaska Centers are a system of information and education centers that help provide visitors and residents with meaningful, safe, enjoyable experiences on public lands and encourage them to sustain the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. These centers are nationally recognized for providing consistent, high quality services at all four locations.

 
 
 
 
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Map of Alaska

Not sure where to go in Alaska? Looking for road accessible scenery and recreation? Check out this click-able map to explore public lands on your route in Alaska or to determine a detour for adventure.
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Brown bear with her three cubs

Bears in Alaska

Alaska is definitely known for its wilderness and abundant wildlife and is fortunate to be a place where people and wildlife can successfully co-exist together. Alaska has a healthy population of bears, roughly 30,000. Alaska's bears have always been a popular attraction among visitors. Maybe it is because Alaska has all three different types of American bears!
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Animal photos

Some great photos of Alaskan wildlife. See moose, bears, sea otters and more! Click on each small photo for an expanded version. Feel free to download and use these photos, that's what they are here for!
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mountains, sunsets, volcanos etc in a 4 by 4 grid

Scenery

Some great photos of Alaskan scenery. See sunsets, lakes, flowers and more! Click on each small photo for an expanded version. Feel free to download and use these photos, that's what they are here for!
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A map shows the migration route of humans traveling from Asia to the Americas by way of the Bering land bridge. The two continents were once connected and are referred to by historians as Beringia. Did You Know?
During the late Wisconsinan glaciation, so much of Earth's water was locked up in huge ice masses that the sea level fell 280 to 350 feet below today's level. This exposed an area up to 1,000 miles wide that stretched between Siberia and Alaska, called Beringia, allowing humans to cross from Asia.