Aulavik National park
Nunavut Territory - park Geocentroid :73.59°N, 119.74°W
Aulavik National Park ?
Aulavik national park is the place to be if you are a traveler, Aulavik meaning “ place where people travel ” has so many thing to do ,see ,and explore ,in Aulavik you can paddle most of motherly navigable waterways , hike through untouched arctic lowlands , you can also go fishing as long as you have your fishing Permit,but not to worry you can still go fishing if you are under 16 , as long as you are accompanied by someone with a permit.
Impact Of Climate Change On This National Park
There are 3 major climate changes that are going to occur in the Aulavik National Park
- one of them being increase in temperature , which is gonna input in global warming , it can also lead to early spring melts,early soil thawing,and increased active soil layer depth in permafrost areas, longer sea and lake open water seasons ,sea level raising which is putting the parks coastal area at risk (increased shoreline) .
- Annual increase in precipitation , this can and will lead to ,more wet snow accumulation ,wetter soil, spring runoff volumes and faster river current.
- A relative sea-level rise of 0.6 to 0.9m per century can be expected in the region and global sea-levels are expected to rise by 0.5m per century with global warming.this puts the park at risk ( increased shoreline erosion and saltwater intrusion) ,The shoreline is sensitive to physical impacts from sea-level rise ,t sensitive features like, deltas and estuariesand beaches in front of bluffs of unconsolidated.
Interesting Facts About Aulavik National Park
From approximately 800 B.C to 1000 A.D, people seldom visited the northern half of Banks Island.
The earliest archaeological sites found within Aulavik National Park are near Shoran Lake .
climatic cooling( Little Ice Age) ,ended most occupation on Banks Island for several hundred years.
History Of Auvalik National Park
copper inuit from Victoria Island visited the mercy bay in order to take wood, metals and other valuable materials from the abandoned sites. From the late 1920's until the decline of the fur trade in the1970's, arctic fox trapping drew inuivialuit to Banks Island from the Mackenzie Delta, Victoria Island, the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula, and Alaska's North Slope.Families set up the permanent community of Sachs Harbour. and converged at the southwestern tip of Banks Island.