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03/25/2017 at 17:02. Facebook
#DYK: Alaska's National Parks gain 5-9 minutes of daylight each day this time of year? That’s five more minutes to spend doing what you love outdoors! How would you spend it?

Photo: Enjoying a perfect sunset in Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve SCA Photo / Adam DiPietro #Alaska #NationalParks #Spring
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yesterday at 16:21. Facebook
Carol McIntyre is a wildlife biologist at #Denali National Park and Preserve. She studies how northern breeding raptors respond to changes and events on their breeding grounds, migration corridors, and wintering areas, and how they respond to the cascading effects of climate change. In this photo, she is observing Golden Eagles. #WHM17 #WomenInSTEM #RealLiveScientist
Alaska National Parks
03/23/2017 at 23:36. Facebook
Video of the Week: The Windfall Mountain Fire, visible from Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, has garnered the attention of many a river traveler since it first started burning in September 2012.
The fire was first discovered in September 2012 when residents fo Eagle, Alaska heard a loud explosion in the distance. Later, an overflight revealed a smoldering slump resembling a volcanic...
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03/23/2017 at 00:44. Facebook
Biologists recently collared wolves at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve as part of our long-term monitoring program. #WildlifeWednesday.
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03/21/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Nature: Marine biologist Erin Kunisch records birds and mammals during winter marine surveys Katmai National Park & Preserve. Twenty-eight years ago this week, #ExxonValdez spilled 11 million gallons of North Slope crude oil into Prince William Sound. Long-term monitoring of the marine ecosystem across the Gulf of Alaska is an important part of Prince William Sound’s full recovery which is...
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03/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Monday Motivation: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Alaska is the land of the midnight sun. But south of the Arctic Circle, we see the sun rise and set all year round. Of course, that doesn't mean that we don’t appreciate more sun!

There is still so much to see and do before everything melts for summer. Today is the first official...
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03/20/2017 at 02:24. Facebook
Cultural Ties: Learn more about the "Irish Prince" of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park- Skagway, Alaska

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Alaska National Parks
03/18/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
Time for our final question of the week!

Park staff are designing a new website for the National Park Service in Alaska. We want to share stories, information, and resources across the state and show off the many incredible aspects of our National Parks, Preserves, and Historic Places. Your experience with Alaska NPS online is important to us, so tell us what you think! We’ll be asking you...
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Happy Friday, Alaska National Park lovers! On to Q4.

Park staff are designing a new website for the National Park Service in Alaska. We want to share stories, information, and resources across the state and show off the many incredible aspects of our National Parks, Preserves, and Historic Places. Your experience with Alaska NPS online is important to us, so tell us what you think! We’ll be...
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Welcome to Mary Hake, the newest addition to our awesome women scientists in the Alaska. She is a wildlife biologist and just moved here from Cape Cod National Seashore. Her work in Alaska will focus on wildlife conservation and policy. #WHM17 #WomenInSTEM #RealLiveScientist
In an effort to preserve historically significant cultural resources, the National Park Service recently brought together linguistic experts and Alaska Native youth and elders in Denali National Park and Preserve to identify, share and learn about native place names in the Denali area.

The workshop included Alaska Natives from the Athabaskan communities of Nikolai, Nondalton, Nenana,...
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It's time for Q3!

Park staff are designing a new website for the National Park Service in Alaska. We want to share stories, information, and resources across the state and show off the many incredible aspects of our National Parks, Preserves, and Historic Places. Your experience with Alaska NPS online is important to us, so tell us what you think! We’ll be asking you five questions about the...
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Some of the #wildlife found roaming the tundra at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve today, like caribou and muskox, have a history with the area that dates back to the Pleistocene epoch. Towards the end of the Ice Age, when the Bering Land Bridge was exposed and plants, animals, and people migrated between North America and Asia, these animals were feeding on the grassy plains of Beringia...
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Animals - Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

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Thanks for sharing your ideas with us yesterday! Ready for Q2?

Park staff are designing a new website for the National Park Service in Alaska. We want to share stories, information, and resources across the state and show off the many incredible aspects of our National Parks, Preserves, and Historic Places. Your experience with Alaska NPS online is important to us, so tell us what you think!...
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Nature: We bag the poop to get the scoop on Dall’s sheep diet. Last weekend, our scientists, with help from residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, collected fecal pellets and urine-soaked snow samples and information about local snow conditions in the mountains of the Anaktuvuk and John River valleys. Pellet contents provide clues about sheep diet and body condition. The samples we collected reflect...
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Attention Alaska National Park lovers! Park staff are designing a new website for the National Park Service in Alaska. We want to share stories, information, and resources across the state and show off the many incredible aspects of our National Parks, Preserves, and Historic Places. Your experience with Alaska NPS online is important to us, so tell us what you think! We’ll be asking you five...
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Employment opportunity in America's largest national park! Check out the link for more information on the position in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve:

Employment - Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

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Sitka National Historical Park is taking over our Instagram account this week! Located in beautiful Southeast Alaska, you'll learn more about the Tlingit and Haida totem poles and Russian America's legacy unique to the area.

Click on the link to check out what @sitkanps has to offer!

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Instagram post by Alaska National Parks • Mar 13, 2017 at 8:43pm UTC

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Monday Motivation: Spring break for Anchorage students has started! Time to go out and explore the outdoors, relax, and maybe discover something new.

Even if you’re not in school, take a break and enjoy the outdoors when you get the chance. You never know what might be right around the corner.

Photo: 2016 Yukon Quest in Yukon-Charley - Slaven's Roadhouse - NPS - DevDharm Khalsa
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Some Time Ago Story: In 1897, Annie Hall Strong wrote a column in the Skagway News with advice for women who headed to the Klondike Gold Rush.

Her advice was practical and candid:

“There are a few things a woman should carefully consider before starting out on this really perilous journey. Delicate women have no right attempting the trip. It means utter collapse. Those who love luxury,...
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