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Read an Essay about the Relationship between Caribou and Northern People from the Gates of the Arctic National Park's Web site

12/24/2008 Caribou have been vital to the survival of all native people whose homelands are now partially encompassed by Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve: Nunamiut Eskimos, Eskimo people of the Kobuk and Noatak Rivers, and Koyukon Indians. More

Gates of the Arctic National Park Offers Opportunity to Become an Artist in Resdience

12/23/2008 The Artist in Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans an opportunity to pursue their art at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. More

Fish & Wildlife Service Web Site is a Gathering Place for Polar Bear Information

8/21/2008 The multimedia site includes a list of "frequently asked questions" about the bears, a timeline of events leading to the decision to declare the polar bear a threatened species, polar bear videos and more. More

Remarks by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on the Decision to List the Polar Bear as "Threatened"

5/15/2008 The Department of the Interior announced May 14 that it is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the bear as a threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More

"Alaska's Cold Desert" Explores the Tundra for Teachers and the General Public

9/4/2007 This Bureau of Land Management Web site explores the unique features of Alaska's arctic ecosystem, with a focus on the special adaptations that enable plants and animals to survive. More

National Preserve Protects Arctic Land Bridge
That Once Connected Asia to North America

7/3/2007 The National Park Service's Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is a small remnant of the land bridge, also known as Beringia, that people crossed 10,000 years ago to enter North America from Asia. More

The Prehistory of Alaska as Preserved in the National Park System

7/3/2007 The National Park Service maintains documents that provide an overview of the prehistory of Alaska as represented in the national park system, including Gates of the Arctic National Park. More

View the Aurora Borealis from the Gates of the Arctic
National Park Web Site

7/3/2007 The park has posted a Quicktime movie of the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, over Wiseman, Alaska, on its Web site. More