Alaska’s Wildlands

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Alaska contains over 200 million acres of federal public lands – lands owned by each and every American. Your lands in Alaska include 15 National Parks, 16 National Wildlife Refuges, and our nation’s two largest national forests. Alaska’s public lands offer incredible wildlife habitat, opportunities for solitude, and spectacular scenery.

Here are some current statistics on national public land ownership in Alaska:

National Park Lands:

  • 52.9 million acres (68% of nation’s total acreage)
  • 33.5 million acres in wilderness

National Wildlife Refuge Lands

  • 72.4 million acres (83% of nation’s total acreage)
  • 18.7 million acres in wilderness

National Forest Service Lands

  • 22.5 million acres
    (The nation’s two largest National Forests – Tongass more than 3 times larger than any other)
  • 5.8 million acres in wilderness

BLM Lands

  • Alaska contains 365.5 million acres of land – 70 million acres are managed by the Bureau of Land Management
  • Reference Point: CA is approximately 100 million acres