Kobuk Valley National Park
We’re working to preserve both wildlife and Native Alaskan traditions in Kobuk Valley National Park. When a local landowner needed to sell his property along Kobuk River, he wanted a buyer who would conserve the land, rather than develop it. Although the National Park Service planned to buy the land and incorporate it into Kobuk Valley National Park, it lacked immediate funding to do so. The Conservation Fund stepped in, purchasing and conserving the land until the necessary funding became available and we could transfer the property to the Park Service.
Since 1985, we’ve protected nearly 320,000 acres across Alaska, from pristine coastlines to rugged mountains and rapidly urbanizing areas. Our work preserves traditions, advances local economies and conserves one-of-a-kind natural areas that are critical to salmon, caribou, and other wildlife, as well as the communities that call Alaska home.