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The National Park Service logo. The elements of the emblem symbolize the major facets of the national park system. The Sequoia tree and bison represent vegetation and wildlife, the mountains and water represent scenic and recreational values, and the arrowhead represents historical and archeological values.
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The National Park Service (NPS) is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, monuments and many conservation and historical properties.  

The mission of the National Park Service is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Our national parks are a particular point of pride in Alaska, and the NPS does a great deal to ensure they are both accessible and enjoyable for visitors and residents. 

For more information visit:
the NPS website http://www.nps.gov
the NPS Alaska page http://www.nps.gov/akso
NPS press releases http://www.nps.gov/akso/connect/pressroom.cfm
The shared Beringian Heritage Program http://www.nps.gov/akso/beringia

A Call to Action http://www.nps.gov/calltoaction

What is This?
A Call to Action rallies employees and partners to advance a shared vision toward 2016. It describes specific goals and measurable actions that chart a new direction for the National Park Service as it enters its second century.

For news information and history about the National Park Service Centennial visit our webpage.



"...to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." (The National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1))



A rugged, snow covered mountain peak rises above a vast glacier. A line of clouds surrounds the mountain, but the sky above is clear and deep blue.
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Denali National Park and Preserve

 National Park locations in Alaska

 Alagnak Wild River: http://www.nps.gov/alag

 Alaska Public Lands Information Center http://www.nps.gov/anch

 Aleutian World War II http://www.nps.gov/aleu

 Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/ania

 Bering Land Bridge National Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/bela

 Cape Krusenstern National Monument: http://www.nps.gov/cakr

 Denali National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/dena

 Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/gaar

 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/glba

 Inupiat Heritage Center http://www.nps.gov/inup

 Katmai National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/katm 

 Kenai Fjords National Park: http://www.nps.gov/kefj    

 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: http://www.nps.gov/klgo

 Kobuk Valley National Park: http://www.nps.gov/kova

 Lake Clark National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/lacl

 Noatak National Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/noat

 Sitka National Historical Park: http://www.nps.gov/sitk

 Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/wrst

 Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve: http://www.nps.gov/yuch  



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Help younger generations connect to the breathtaking American land.

The National Park Service Centennial

On August 25th, 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its one-hundreth year anniversary! Join in the festivities over the next two years to ensure an enthusiastic entrance into the second century of service. Rediscover the forgotten beauty of America's 401 National Parks by exploring them with your favorite recreational activity or connecting to the history and culture they hold. Embrace the opportunity National Parks offer by appreciating the past, enjoying the present, and caring for the future!

For more information about how to get involved, visit  http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/index.htm





 
The crisp peak of an orange sand dune stretches into the distance. The sky is bright blue with white, wispy clouds. Did You Know?
The Kobuk Valley National Park is the only place in Alaska with sand dunes. The three clusters of sand dunes, The Great Kobuk, Little Kobuk, and Hunt River, cover 25 square miles and constitute the largest active sand dunes within arctic latitudes.