Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/28/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
What do Alaska National Parks have in common with Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Mexico, New Zealand, California, and Hawaii? Shorebirds! Shorebirds that overwintered in these places have arrived on Alaska shores. ebird.org updates from the Homer area on the Kenai Peninsula―not far as the shorebird flies―to Katmai National Park & Preserve, show arrivals of:...
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Alaska National Parks
04/28/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
#ParkScience Check out the recently released issue of Alaska Park Science, featuring science in Arctic parks. Did you know the National Park Service manages approximately 18% of the U.S. lands above the Arctic Circle? Alaska has five Arctic parks encompassing over 20 million acres. Check out the newest issue, or past issues, of Alaska Park Science at: [ Nps.gov Link ]

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ParkScience Check out the recently released issue of Alaska Park Science featuring
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Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/27/2017 at 20:09. Facebook
Video of the Week: Join Lake Clark National Park & Preserve's Museum Curator for a look at an object from deep within the NPS museum collection. Today we're looking at traditional animal snares created by the Dena'ina people of Southcentral Alaska.
Video of the Week Join Lake Clark National Park Preserves Museum Curator

Into the Vault: Dena'ina Animal Snares

Join Lake Clark National Park and Preserve's Museum Curator for a look at an object from deep within the NPS museum collection.

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Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/25/2017 at 22:39. Facebook
Nature: Alaska’s largest seabird die-off (wreck) occurred in 2015 and 2016 [ Youtu.be Link ]. Hundreds of thousands of birds, mostly Common Murres, washed ashore across a vast region of southern Alaska. In March of 2016, we headed to Katmai National Park & Preserve to conduct surveys for dead seabirds. Biologists estimated upwards of 25,000 birds washed ashore on the roughly 2% of Katmai’s...
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Nature Alaskas largest seabird dieoff wreck occurred in 2015 and 2016 Hundreds

Responding to Alaska's largest seabird die-off at Katmai National Park & Preserve

In 2015 and 2016 hundreds of thousands of dead and dying Common Murres washed ashore in Alaska. In March of 2016, biologists with the National Park Service, ...

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Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
This year is the National Park's one hundred and first birthday! So let's start this Monday off with a good 101 tip!

Monday Motivation: Packing 101
Whether you’re packing a bag for a day hike, a weekend camp trip, or even a vacation, there are certain rules of thumb. You should always know what you’re getting yourself into, and you should always have a backup plan.

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Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/23/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
Jamie Womble is a wildlife biologist who leads research and monitoring projects on pinnipeds (seals, sea lions) and sea otters in coastal parks in Alaska. She has led and participated in research projects throughout coastal Alaska (Southeast Alaska, Arctic Ocean, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska), Argentina, Chile, and Tasmania. Her current projects include developing methods for assessing...
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Jamie Womble is a wildlife biologist who leads research and monitoring projects
Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
04/23/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Cultural Ties: April is Archaeology Month! If you are in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, April 25th, Learn about life in Alaska at the end of the last Ice Age when bison, elk and horse roamed the landscape and where deepest roots of Alaska’s history and culture begin. Dr. Andrew Tremayne, Regional Archaeologist for the National Park Service, will share his research experiences and summarize the...
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Cultural Ties April is Archaeology Month If you are in Anchorage Alaska
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NPS ecologist Jon O'Donnell is collecting and filtering water samples from a headwater tributary in the Agashashok River watershed in Noatak National Preserve. Jon studies how Alaska's changing landscape (especially permafrost thaw) influences the chemistry of rivers and lakes. #FindYourPark #ParkScience #ActualLivingScientist #EarthDay2017
NPS ecologist Jon ODonnell is collecting and filtering water samples from a

Dissolved organic matter composition of Arctic rivers: Linking permafrost and parent material to riverine carbon

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Tahzay Jones is an ocean ecologist. He studies Arctic lagoons, shipping in the Arctic, and ensures we are prepared to respond if there is an oil spill that impacts parks along the Alaska coast. #FindYourPark #ActualLivingScientist #ParkScience #EarthDay2017
Tahzay Jones is an ocean ecologist He studies Arctic lagoons shipping in
Glacier researcher Mike Loso measuring snowpack depth and density near Kahiltna Pass, on the flanks of Denali, for purposes of long-term glacier monitoring.#FindYourPark #ActualLivingScientist #ParkScience #EarthDay2017
Glacier researcher Mike Loso measuring snowpack depth and density near Kahiltna Pass
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Davyd Betchkal is a biologist working with the NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division to protect and restore acoustic and photic environments across Alaska’s parks. Most of Davyd's work involves documenting the condition of natural quietude in Alaska and mitigating noise impacts where they exceed ecological and wilderness standards. This picture shows Davyd with an acoustic recording unit...
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Davyd Betchkal is a biologist working with the NPS Natural Sounds and
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In 2016, 2.78M visitors to #Alaska's national parks spent nearly $1.3B. This record visitation and spending supported 18,000 jobs.

The most-visited national parks in Alaska in 2016 were Klondike Gold Rush (912,351); Denali (587,412); Glacier Bay (520,171); Kenai Fjords (346,534) and Sitka (217,141).

Learn More: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Bear viewing on the Lake Clark coast.
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In 2016 278M visitors to Alaskas national parks spent nearly 13B This
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Harry Wilton
Jackie Casey
Sarah Venator is a geologist at the Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage. She works on abandoned mine hazard assessment and mitigation, historic data compilation, and assisting with glacier monitoring and paleontological projects. Here she’s closing off an abandoned mine with a colleague in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. #FindYourPark #WomeninSTEM #ParkScience #ActualLivingScientist
Sarah Venator is a geologist at the Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage
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Sara Fisher
Stacia Backensto is a wildlife biologist and outreach specialist for the Arctic inventory and monitoring program. Among the many things she does, she monitors shorebirds in Arctic parks and engages youth in science in #BeringLandBridgeNationalPreserve. #FindYourPark#WomeninSTEM #ParkScience #ActualLivingScientist
Stacia Backensto is a wildlife biologist and outreach specialist for the Arctic
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Susan McCarty Ainsworth
Nicole Ruhlman
Happy #NationalParksWeek!
We're celebrating the week with facts about Alaska and its National Parks. For example: Did you know that in 1910, one of the first ascents of Mount Denali was attempted by a group of four Alaskan 'sourdoughs'? Despite a lack of climbing experience, two of the four made it to the North Summit (lower of the two peaks), and erected a 14 ft. tall spruce pole there to...
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Trey Simmons is an aquatic ecologist for the Central Alaska Network. His primary responsibility is to study streams and rivers and how they are responding to a changing climate. This involves collecting data on all aspects of stream and river ecosystems, including water chemistry, hydrology, habitat structure, and biodiversity (fish, invertebrates, and algae). #FindYourPark #ParkScience...
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Trey Simmons is an aquatic ecologist for the Central Alaska Network His
Dave Payer is the regional wildlife biologist for NPS in Alaska. Dave's background is in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary medicine. His primary duties are to advise and assist park biologists with research and management projects that contribute to wildlife conservation. Here Dave is monitoring nesting Peregrine Falcons in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve....
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Dave Payer is the regional wildlife biologist for NPS in Alaska Daves
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Take a photo tour of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve! Everyone near and far can vote for their favorite photos in the 2017 Expedition Lake Clark Photo Contest. Voting is open until April 25.
Take a photo tour of Lake Clark National Park Preserve Everyone near
Louise Milano
Henry Toler
Barbara Stawecki
"How to Pack a Backpack" with Ranger Sean and the Joy Elementary 4th grade class.
LouAnn Rieke Burkett
Mike Altherr
Mat Trailsak
NPS Ranger Bob Peterson and USGS biotech Yosty Storms record data during a Black Oystercatcher survey along the Katmai coast. This is just one part of a whole suite of surveys that comprise the nearshore monitoring program. #FindYourPark #ParkScience #ActualLivingScientist
NPS Ranger Bob Peterson and USGS biotech Yosty Storms record data during
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