I was privileged to live and work in Alaska for more than three decades. The majority of this time was spent in the northern regions. We lived and taught school in a number of Native villages. In 1974, we traveled across northern Alaska by dog team covering approximately 1200 miles over a period of three months. From 1974 through 1976, I conducted research into the subsistence lifestyles of Native Alaskans living along the south slope of the Brooks Range. I then went to work for the National Park Service as a park planner assisting in the planning of the proposed Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. My involvement expanded to include several other park proposals. Over the years I served in Gates of the Arctic, Northwest Alaska Areas (Kobuk Valley Nat. Park, Noatak Nat. Preserve and Cape Krusenstern Nat. Monument), Katmai National Park and the Alaska Regional Office. I retired in 1998, and my wife and I now live in Hawaii.