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Sitka National Historical Park

New Totem Pole Being Carved At Sitka National Historical Park

One of the poles along Totem Trail fell on August 10th. It was a gentle fall though under the direct supervision of Chief of Maintenance Mike Trainor. Closing that portion of the pathway all morning to passing foot traffic, visitors were still able to watch the procedure from the diminishing shoreline; if they were willing to stand in the rain as the tide came in.

For Some Park Visits, Getting There Is Definitely Part Of The Fun

The enormous variety of areas in the National Park System means there's also quite a range of experiences when it comes to getting to and from your park destination. Whether you're taking the subway or city bus to an urban park or riding a train, small plane or ferry to reach your destination in Alaska, there are plenty options for a memorable trip...and sometimes they can be memorable indeed.

Sitka National Historical Park Superintendent Wins Latest Battle Against Her Removal

In yet another precedent-setting ruling, the Merit Systems Protection Board has affirmed that the National Park Service must reinstate Mary A. Miller to her position as superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska.
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Creature Feature: The Banana Slug is Living Proof that a Slimy Little Gastropod Mollusk Can be Loaded with Charisma

You’d think that a mucus-covered, shell-less, forest-dwelling gastropod whose diet includes animal droppings couldn’t get much love, but the lowly banana slug has acquired a huge fan following. Among other things, it is the star of a community festival, official state mollusk of California, and one of America’s most beloved sports mascots.

Alaska's Oldest NPS Unit Celebrates Its Centennial, and You're Invited!

The oldest NPS unit in Alaska is celebrating its centennial this year, and it offers a surprising variety of reasons to visit: rain forest and Russians, Tlingit and totem poles, scenery and small town delights. An interesting series of events is scheduled between March and August to mark the occasion, and you're invited to take part.

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