Alaska is a land of many natural wonders and not many people. Outside of a few major cities, oil fields, mines, and military installations, humans are just a bit player in the vast natural landscape. Adventure and splendor are easy to find.
Much of Alaska – covering an area the size of California – was protected in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980, one of the most far-sighted pieces of legislation ever passed in the nation. One hundred four million acres were put in conservation areas to protect Alaska’s incredible and unmatched beauty. The act doubled the size of the national park and refuge systems and tripled the amount of federally-protected wilderness.
Learn more about Alaska’s national parks, refuges and communities.
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