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Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

draft general management plan and environmental assessment, land protection plan, wilderness suitability review, river management plan

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage, Alaska .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National parks and reserves -- Alaska -- Kobuk Valley National Park,
  • Kobuk Valley National Park (Alaska)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service. Alaska Regional Office
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 227 p. :
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14270196M

    Become a Jr. Ranger at Kobuk Valley National Park. Management. Learn about the mission of Kobuk Valley National Park, why we were established and what we are preserving. Bookstore. Peruse the selection of Alaska Geographic, the non-profit partner of national parks throughout Alaska. A portion of their proceeds go directly to the parks. Rafting is also possible in Kobuk Valley National Park; a portion of the Kobuk River flows through the area. Most rafters put in at Walker Lake in Gates of the Arctic National Park. There are two canyons on the river with up to Class IV rapids. After exiting the canyons, .

    In the valley it passes a connected community of inland native villages, including Kobuk, Shungnak, and Ambler, where it receives the Ambler River. In the river's lower reaches, where it passes between the Baird and Waring mountains, it traverses Kobuk Valley National Park, the location of the 25 square miles (65 km 2) Kobuk Sand Dunes. Kobuk Valley National Park is located in Northwestern Artic Alaska, entirely above the Artic Circle, at the northern limit of the Boreal forest. Delimited by the Warring Mountains in the South and the Baird Mountains in the North, it is the centerpiece of a vast ecosystem, of which the most visible inhabitants are the caribou of the Western.

    Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve lies miles north of Fairbanks, and over miles north of Anchorage. The national park is the central component of the square mile protected Brooks Range. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is to the east, and the Noatak Preserve is to the west. Where is Kobuk Valley National Park? The Cultural Resource program at Kobuk Valley National Park documents the lives and activities of people in the parks, past and present, and strives to preserve places with unique history. Humans have made their homes in Kobuk Valley National Park for at .


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Anyone can become a Kobuk Valley National Park Junior Ranger by printing a copy of the Western Arctic National Parklands Junior Ranger book, completing the activities and mailing the book back to the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center.

Remember to print on both sides of the page or reuse old paper whenever possible. Browse books, maps, and films. Look to Alaska Geographic for the most comprehensive selection of books, maps, and films about Kobuk Valley and other nearby parklands.

As the park’s official nonprofit education partner and bookstore, Alaska Geographic offers an extensive collection of titles on the area’s natural and cultural heritage, provides financial support for interpretive programs. Kobuk Valley National Park: general management plan, land protection plan, wilderness suitability review [United States.

National Park Service.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The quietness of Kobuk Valley National Park We were at Bettles Lodge and decided to book a bush plane ride with our great pilot Kevin.

The scenery over to Kobuk Valley National was pretty neat even though it was a bit foggy/5(6). Onion Portage is an archaeological district with evidence of human use for the p years. The Kobuk River is a magnificent river rich with wildlife and broad vistas. On the third day of our trip we will fly southwest into Kobuk Valley National Park at and arrive at the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, a sea of sand in the arctic wilderness.

Kobuk Valley National Park is home to the Kobuk Locoweed, a flowering herb that is only found on the slopes of the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes. It is also home to plants that weathered the last Ice Age in the sheltered, ice free valley.

Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes.

The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the. Kobuk Valley National Park is very remote. There are no roads to provide access, so planes take care of most transportation needs.

Commercial airlines provide service from Anchorage to Kotzebue, or from Fairbanks to Bettles. Once in Kotzebue or Bettles, you must fly to the park with authorized air taxis. From Kotzebue, commercial airlines provide regularly scheduled flights to villages.

Kobuk Valley National Park Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Book a Trip Now. or learn more. Brooks Range Aviation is by far the safest, most reliable backcountry flying service we have ever flown with. Jay maintains his planes in top condition. He and all of the other BRA pilots are skilled, highly experienced, personable, and they.

Kobuk Valley National Park was proclaimed a national monument 01 Decand established as a national park 02 Dec Kobuk Valley National Park is enclosed by the Baird and Waring mountains.

It includes the central section of the Kobuk River, the square-mile ( km) Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, and the Little Kobuk and Hunt River and 5/5(1).

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Find the best deals on Kobuk Valley National Park vacation packages, backed by our daily Hot Rate deals. Search, book. There is no entrance fee for Kobuk Valley National Park; Kobuk Valley National Park lies in the Alaska time zone; Random Facts About Kobuk Valley.

On NovemKobuk Valley National Monument was created along with 15 others. On December 2,the monument was changed to a national park, along with all other Alaskan national parks. Kobuk Valley. National Park Alaska. Info; Alerts; Maps; Calendar; Alerts In Effect Dismiss Dismiss View all alerts × Contact Us.

For Teachers. Anyone can be a Junior Ranger. Learning is the first step towards helping. Complete the activities in the Junior Ranger book and mail the book to the park.

Not only will you be able to tell others what. A flyover doesn’t quite cut it, even if it’s a flightseeing tour specifically of the park.

A stop in the Visitor Center that is separate from the park land (e.g. Kobuk and Gates, Channel Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Kenai Fjords) doesn’t cut I would say is in the gray area is people who visit by cruise.

Kobuk Valley National Park is America's least visited national park. Because of its truly remote landscape, the National Park Service doesn’t staff rangers in the park, and without entrance gate monitoring and staff, tracking visitation isn't really viable.

The last visitor count recorded by the Park Service souls in   Our Book; Kobuk Valley National Park | 21/ September 2, by Cees 1 Comment. Alaska does not hand over her parks easily; you have to earn them.

Getting to Kobuk Valley was a struggle. We stewed and stewed as to how we were going to get into the park. Kobuk Valley is just so far away from everything, that chartering a flight is very.

Experience the Arctic Circle on American soil at Kobuk Valley National Park—one of the most remote places in the park system. With no roads or facilities of any kind within the park, traveling here requires special planning and advanced backcountry experience—but the rewards are literally huge.

See vast, pristine, awe-inspiring landscapes, including three major sand dune systems covering. The remote, almost untouched Kobuk Valley National Park lies in northwestern Alaska, 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The Kobuk River cuts through the middle of the park and spreads for 61 miles across the area.

The park is bordered by the Baird Mountains to the north and the square mile Great Kobuk Sand Dunes to the south.

Kobuk Valley National Park is bisected by 61 miles of the Kobuk River. To the north, the Baird Mountains; to the south, the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.

The park is a largely wetland habitat, located in the transition zone between boreal forest (which becomes open woodlands of birch/spruce) and Arctic tundra to the north. ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner National Outdoor Book Award Winner Ben Franklin Award Winner.

"Your Guide to the National Parks: The complete Guide to All 58 National Parks is quite frankly, amazing."─ On Wisconsin Magazine "In short, this is a great, almost encyclopedic, guide to help you prepare for your park visits."Reviews: Onion Portage is an archaeological district with evidence of human use for the p years!

The Kobuk River is a magnificent river rich with wildlife and broad vistas. On the third day of our trip we will fly southwest into Kobuk Valley National Park and arrive at the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, a sea of sand in the arctic wilderness.