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Gates of Arctic National Park and Preserve

Wednesday's The Last Day To Comment On Proposed Sport Hunting Regs At National Preserves In Alaska

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.

Cold As Ice...At Gates Of Arctic National Park And Preserve

GAAR-Permafrost NPS

Cold as ice. That pretty much sums up permafrost at Gates of Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. This photo from the park staff shows a  wonderful example of permafrost; you can easily make out the frozen, and unfrozen, soils. With such a short summer season, much of the ground in the Arctic stays permanently frozen, creating conditions for shallow root systems and low growing plants, the park says.

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