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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A landscape shot of a small float plane  as it lands on the calm waters of a lake. The sky is overcast and the surrounding mountains are dark.
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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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Profile view of a red-breasted Nuthatch with black and white stripes on it's face, blueish gray wings and back and a pale orange belly. The bird is perched on a green, plastic feeder. Snow-covered branches are in the background. Did You Know?
Red-breasted nuthatches are often heard before they are seen. Their distinctive yank-yank-yank announces their presence in the coniferous forest.