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06/23/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
#ParkScience Oceans and oil do not mix. Oil spills can create far-reaching environmental impacts. Most vulnerable are wildlife that interact with the ocean surface (where the oil floats) and on shorelines (where the oil washes up). Animals like sea otters, sea birds, and shorebirds are particularly vulnerable. Ecosystems such as coastal lagoons and wetlands are vulnerable traps for oil, where...
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Promoting Spill Preparedness in Western Arctic Parks with the Community Integrated Coastal Response Project

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Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks
06/21/2017 at 23:56. Facebook
Sneak a peek at the Chigmit Mountains in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve through a window of the park plane. ⛰
Sneak a peek at the Chigmit Mountains in Lake Clark National Park
Sheila G Voth
When almost 20 hours of daylight doesn't seem like quite enough, stay over! Summer is a prefect time to grab your sleeping bag and extend your time in a park beyond a day trip. If sleeping on the ground isn't your style, check out one of the many public use cabins in our parks and across Alaska.

Many of our parks have public use cabins available by reservation or on a first-come, first-served...
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When almost 20 hours of daylight doesnt seem like quite enough stay
Mark Ainsworth
Carol Hoffmann Speed
Diana Alaniz Klenke
#ParkSciece When you think of corals, what do you think of? Coral reefs off tropical islands, maybe? Last year, a scientific expedition explored populations of red tree corals in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Red tree corals provide important habitat for many species, including commercially important rockfish. This long-lived species is highly susceptible to disturbance from fishing...
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NOAA Ocean Explorer: Deepwater Exploration of Glacier Bay National Park: Background: Deepwater Emergence of corals in Glacier Bay National Park

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There is still time to get your application in for Rivers and #Trails assistance from our RTCA program. This photo is from last nights volunteer project near the Canyon Road Flattop trailhead. Alaska RTCA has been assisting Alaska Trails for almost 2 years to set up a volunteer program. Thank you Joe from Alaska State Parks for leading the volunteers during this event.
There is still time to get your application in for Rivers and
Cultural Ties: This week, 40 Alaskan students will compete at the National History Day contest in College Park, MD. This is the culmination of months of research and interpretation for these dedicated students. Alaska National Parks has sponsored the History Day in Alaska program since 1989 and has recently partnered with the Alaska Humanities Forum to further promote this great educational...
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Cultural Ties This week 40 Alaskan students will compete at the National
Today is National Get Outdoors Day! It’s easier than you think to find more ways to spend time outside, even if only for a moment. Ditch the car and bike or walk to your favorite local hangout, pay a visit to a nearby park, or take your lunch outdoors. Here in Alaska, the long summer daylight hours are perfect for making the most of the weekend.

Need some motivation? If you’re in the area,...
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Today is National Get Outdoors Day Its easier than you think to
#ParkScience What do we know about oceans around Alaska's parks? Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve conducts scientific research to describe and monitor ocean conditions. Learn more here.

Oceanography - Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

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If you are in Anchorage, AK this Friday (6/9), please join us at the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center (605 W. 4th Ave.) from 2-4pm as NPS staff showcase some of the recent projects from the Aleutian World War II Historic Area.

This event is free and open to the public, but please bring a photo ID to enter as the building is secure.

We look forward to seeing you!
If you are in Anchorage AK this Friday 69 please join us
Christy Bowersox
Steven Shank
Richard Shank
Cultural Ties: On this day in 1942, the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor and Unalaska, AK during World War II. The attack sparked an increased military build up along the Aleutian Islands and forced the evacuation of the Aleuts from their homes. This weekend, we honor those who served in the Aleutian Campaign and the Aleut Evacuees with the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of...
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Cultural Ties On this day in 1942 the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor
Donna Christensen
Barbara Swaney
John Dighton
It's #NationalTrailsDay! Show your love for trails by getting out on a trail, or volunteering on a trail crew!

Our trails take a lot of hard work and love to maintain for the enjoyment of everyone. Do your part by keeping trails clean, respecting wildlife, and traveling on durable surfaces when possible- your parks will thank you.

Share how you are celebrating National Trails Day by tagging...
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#ParkScience June is National Oceans Month. Ocean acidification, the lowering of the pH levels of the ocean, is occuring due to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels. Cold water, like what we have in Alaska's oceans, and freshwater inputs from melting glaciers can increase the rate of acidification. Learn more in this article from Alaska Park Science.
ParkScience June is National Oceans Month Ocean acidification the lowering of the

Further Study of Ocean Acidification in Glacier Bay

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Amy Fisher Maher
Today, several federal agencies and their nonprofit partners announced the launch of #FindYourWay to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the Wild & Scenic Rivers acts in 2018. Over the next two years, #FindYourWay will invite visitors from all backgrounds to explore America’s trails and rivers.

The launch of Find Your Way is accompanied by the first in a...
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Today several federal agencies and their nonprofit partners announced the launch of

#FindYourWay

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Carolyn Respress Milton
Video of the Week: Lake Clark National Park & Preserve's coastal estuaries are among the world’s most productive ecosystems and support some of the largest numbers of brown bears found anywhere on Earth. Here brown bears can be seen grazing in the sedge meadows, fishing for spawning salmon in the creeks, and digging for razor clams on the tidal flats. Understanding best practices for...
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Video of the Week Lake Clark National Park Preserves coastal estuaries are

A Day on the Lake Clark National Park Coastline

Lake Clark National Park’s Cook Inlet coastline is a unique place where visitors enjoy outstanding bear-viewing and sport fishing opportunities. Here brown b...

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Tempy Larew
Greenboy Avril
Alice Beers
Nature: This striking songbird―Bluethroat―migrates from Asia to northern Alaska and the Yukon to breed. Biologists at Kelly River in Noatak National Preserve reported yesterday by satellite phone that Bluethroats have arrived! We monitor montane birds, like the Bluethroat, because they comprise a significant portion of the park’s bird species and many represent conservation challenges...
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Nature This striking songbirdBluethroatmigrates from Asia to northern Alaska and the Yukon
Buck Deggendorf
Kristine Smith Toth
Carolyn Respress Milton
On this Memorial Day, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In Alaska, we remember those who fought in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II. From May 11-30, the US was in a battle with the Japanese to reclaim Attu Island along the Aleutian Chain. Over 1,700 US soldiers were killed or wounded during the Battle of Attu. This important battle was the last...
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On this Memorial Day we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country
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Cheng C Hsiung
Georgene Albert Brookman
Parks 101: Wild Rivers

Did you know that the National Park Service “parks” could actually be a monument, battlefield, military park, historic site, lakeshore, recreation area, scenic river or have some other designation?

Here in Alaska, we have one site designated as a Wild River - Alagnak Wild River, whose headwaters lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of the neighboring Katmai National...
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Parks 101 Wild Rivers Did you know that the National Park Service
Cultural Ties: Next week, there will be a commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dutch Harbor/Unalaska and the Aleut Internment during World War II. Many outside of Alaska are unaware of the Aleutian Campaign during World War II or the Alaska Natives who were placed in internment camps during the war.

We will be posting live from the commemoration next week in Unalaska, AK....
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Sheila Walsh
Betty Grabner Whitted
Syringa Lewis
#ParkScience This is Beach Safety Awareness Week. Here in Alaska, beach safety this time of year can include sharing the beach with bears. Check out this video about bears in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and their coastal environment. [ Nps.gov Link ]
ParkScience This is Beach Safety Awareness Week Here in Alaska beach safety
Danny Dillow