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Alaska Natural History Association


Alaska Natural History Association

The Alaska Natural History Association (ANHA) is a non profit organization that began during the early 1950’s. ANHA has undergone many changes since then but has always been dedicated to enhancing understanding and conservation of the natural, cultural and historical resources of Alaska's public lands.

Alaska's state and federal public lands are rich and varied. ANHA provides visitors access to information on Alaska's public lands. The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers, established by ANHA, are interagency visitor centers authorized by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The centers serve the public on behalf of eight federal and state agencies which manage public lands in Alaska. The agencies are the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Geological Survey, Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Tourism and the Department of Natural Resources.


Education opportunities offered by ANHA at the Denali Institute in Denali National Park and Preserve.

  • Field seminars
  • Teacher trainings
  • Guided interpretative walks

Through agreements with public land management agencies, ANHA is able to operate educational bookstores inside public land visitor facilities across Alaska. Sales items are limited to products with interpretive themes and have approval of the managing agency. ANHA publishes statewide and site-specific Alaska information. Offerings include trail guides, books on culture, natural history, bird and plant lists, area maps, slide sets, videos, and books. The Association has over 50 sales outlets at 35 public land areas and information centers. ANHA also funds research projects, educational events and exhibits promoting conservation of Alaska's public lands throughout the state of Alaska.


  • A 15% discount at all ANHA bookstores and on all mail order purchases.
  • The ANHA mail order catalog Alaska Books, including new Alaska titles, maps, videos, CD-ROMs and pins.
  • Discounts on purchases at ANHANatural History Association outlets at parks and public lands throughout the U.S.
  • You will make a lasting difference by helping protect the parks, forests, and refuges of Alaska - some of the most spectacular and important public lands in the world.


Alaska Natural History Association. 1999-2003. 23 Sept. 2003 <>.

Thomas, S. “RE:ANHA Logo & Webpage” attachment. E-mail to Brooke Heichel. 8 Oct. 2003.