With six million acres of taiga forest, alpine tundra, and snowy mountains, Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, USA, is one of the most spectacular parks on the planet. The park is home to large numbers of grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, a multitude of migratory birds, and numerous other species.
However, Denali’s landscapes and the human activities they support are changing rapidly. Denali communities live in a complex environment: there are park boundaries, state game management areas, local traplines, traditional subsistence areas, and family-run extraction, construction, and commercial businesses. The ENVISION team is reaching out to communities to talk about local values and visions for the future of this special place.