The Aksai branch of the Ile Alatau State National Nature Park was founded on 22 February 1996 based on the Zailiyskiy forestry enterprise. The branch has got an area of 57101 hectares, is located in the territory of the Karasai district, Almaty Oblast and is divided into three forestry stations: the Aksai forestry, total area amounts to 28675 hectares, located in the Aksai gorge; the Kaskelen forestry, total area makes 28286 hectares, located in the Kaskelen gorge; the Baum Grove forestry, total area makes 139.5 hectares, located in the Turksib district, Almaty city.