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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

John Kauffmann

John Kauffmann

Born in Illinois in 1923, John Kauffmann worked for the National Park Service for twenty years, six as chief planner for Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Noatak National Preserve. As a park planner, he played a key role in the establishment of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, assessing and recommending lands to be included in the new park, and determining what the boundaries and wilderness philosophy would be. He is the author of a book about the history and management of the Brooks Range titled Alaska's Brooks Range: The Ultimate Mountains (Mountaineers Press, Seattle, WA: 1992).

Date of Birth:
Oct 5, 1923
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