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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Red Marker Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
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  • Wildlife & Habitats

Established in 1980, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve encompasses 8.4 million acres of remote wilderness in the central Brooks Range. Rugged mountains, rushing rivers, arctic tundra and glacial valleys-it's all there. And these diverse ecosystems provide essential habitat to a plethora of plant and animal species. There is a rich cultural history of human habitation of the park area as well, beginning more than 10,000 years ago.

 

The National Parks Service has begun the process of amending the General Management Plan for the park to determine management for the next 15-20 years.

 

To visit the National Park's Gates of the Arctic page and learn more about the management planning process, click here.

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