‘The Last Alaskans’ Makes Its Debut on Discovery

The Korth family in the wilderness.

In 1980, the U.S. government banned new human occupation in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a wilderness roughly the size of South Carolina that’s home to thousands of native animals. Only those families currently residing on the protected land may remain there, which today amounts to a handful of families spread across seven cabins.

In under 100 years, these families’ permits will expire and human occupation in the wilderness will cease to exist, making those remaining on the reserve truly The Last Alaskans. Fans and critics alike were captivated by the stories each family shared when the series debuted on Animal Planet last year. With even more stunning cinematography and new family members joining the series, The Last Alaskans makes its jump to Discovery for its second season, premiering tonight, April 12, at 10/9c.

The Last Alaskans offers an honest glimpse into the authentic, genuine stories that encompass a uniquely special way of life in Alaska. Head here to see what’s in store for this season, and be sure to tune in tonight!


Heimo working on his wood log cabin.
Tyler throwing fish in the air in the frozen tundra near a pond.