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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Many colorful houses are arranged along the Ketchikan waterfront - like a rustic Alaskan version of Venetian canals.
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A picture of the outside of South E. Alaska Discovery Ctr. the building is gray with a green roof and surrounded by small trees
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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Downtown Ketchikan, Alaska.

The adventure begins here!
Anchorage Center - Old Federal Building 605 W 4th Ave. Suite 105
Fairbanks Center - Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St. Suite 110
Ketchikan Center - Southeast Alaska Discovery Center 50 Main Street
Tok Center - Milepost 1314 Alaska Highway

Interested in hiking, camping, fishing, or planning the trip of a lifetime? Well, then your first stop should be at the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers!

Alaska's public lands account for more than 300 million acres - an area almost twice the size of Texas! Public lands include state and national parks, forests, refuges, wild rivers, historical areas, and more.

The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers were established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to "provide visitors with meaningful, safe, and enjoyable experiences and to encourage them to protect the fragile resources they will encounter."

The Alaska Centers represent nine different state and federal agencies managing land and resources in Alaska. You can obtain most of the information you need to safely enjoy Alaska, from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the North to Admiralty Island in the Southeast.

There are four Alaska Public Land Information Centers strategically positioned throughout the state to serve visitors and residents alike. Each center has a regional emphasis, but also represents the state as a whole.

What are public lands?





 
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.