Gates of Arctic National Park and Preserve
National Park Service officials, looking to offset the recent liberalization of Alaska state hunting regulations, are proposing regulations that aim to better protect predators from hunters. The comment period on the proposed regulations runs out Wednesday.
In the latest episode of a series they dub the Dalton Discoveries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service videographers take to the Dalton Highway in far north Alaska to explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Brooks Range is the northernmost portion of the Rocky Mountains, extending over 700 miles from the Bering Sea to the Canadian border. Steep, rocky slopes and glacier-carved valleys dominate this vast, rugged landscape along the east-to-west running Continental Divide. The Brooks Range is nearly entirely protected and open for all to enjoy.
Visiting Gates of the Arctic National Park is not easily done, but if you make the effort, the payoff is outstanding.
Which unit of the National Park System would you most like to see...but fear you won't for one reason or another (most likely distance and/or cost)?