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June 27, 2014
National Park Service and Alaska Department of Transportation Assessing Road Damage and Planning for Repair
With the immediate mission to evacuate stranded visitors and employees completed, the National Park Service’s task now turns to recovery, coordinating the work to repair the flood damage with the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT), who has the jurisdictional responsibility for major repairs on that section of the Denali Park Road.

June 26, 2014
Lodge Guests Safely Evacuated from Kantishna
The 103 guests and employees from the Denali Backcountry Lodge have been successfully evacuated from Kantishna, where they had been stranded all day by high water and washed out sections of the Denali Park Road.

June 26, 2014
Flooding and Rock Falls Cause Closures
Torrential rains overnight caused what are usually small streams to become raging torrents along and across the Denali Park Road

May 28, 2014
Celebrate National Trails Day in Denali National Park on June 7
Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 7 and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with maintenance activities on the Horseshoe Lake Trail, the park’s first established trail.

May 19, 2014
2014 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Open Through May 31
The National Park Service is reminding procrastinators that the entry period for the 2014 Denali road lottery, which takes place (weather permitting) on September 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Friday through Monday), is open through Saturday, May 31, 2014. Entries may be made online at www.recreation.gov until midnight May 31st (Alaska time). Entries can also be done by phone at (877) 444-6777 between the hours of 6:00 am – 8:00 pm (Alaska time) through May 31, 2014. Entries are no longer accepted by regular mail.

May 05, 2014
Visitor Facilities at Denali National Park Opening for Summer Season
Seasonal facilities and services that enhance the park experience for Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will open soon.

April 29, 2014
All Denali NP & P 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobiles - Cantwell Trails Temporarily Closed to ORVs
Due to the deterioration of the snowpack, there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve on both sides of the Alaska Range. All park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season.

April 23, 2014
2014 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Begins May 1
The 2014 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. Entries may be made online at www.recreation.gov beginning at 12:01 am on May 1 until midnight, May 31, 2014 (Alaska time). Entries can also be done by phone at (877) 444-6777 between the hours of 6:00 am – 8:00 pm (Alaska time) from May 1 - 31.

April 17, 2014
Denali Park Road Opening to Mile 30 on Friday, April 18
The Denali Park Road will be open for travel by park visitors to Mile 30, the Teklanika Rest Area, at 8:00 am on Friday, April 18.

April 09, 2014
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day on April 19th
The Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating spring and this planet we call home during the 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 19. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the activities suitable for all ages taking place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in downtown Talkeetna.

April 04, 2014
Environmental Assessment on Wonder Lake Climate Reference Network Station Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is considering a proposal by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to install a U.S. Climate Reference Network station near the water treatment building west of the Wonder Lake Campground in Denali National Park and Preserve. This project would take place during the summer of 2014.

March 27, 2014
Denali Park Road Open to Savage River
The Denali Park Road is now open as far as the Savage River (Mile 15).

February 27, 2014
National Park Service Issues FONSI for Horseshoe Lake Trail
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Horseshoe Lake Trail Additions and Improvements Environmental Assessment. The NPS chose the action alternative to extend the Horseshoe Lake Trail around the lake and along the Nenana River. Improvements to the trail will include the construction of one bridge and two short sections of boardwalk

February 24, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Regulations
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.

February 13, 2014
Denali Park Road Opens to Mile 12 on February 15
Weather conditions permitting, at 8:00 am on Saturday, February 15 the National Park Service will open the Denali Park Road as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (Mile 12) for travel by private vehicles and commercial vehicles with permits. Visitors should expect to encounter snow and ice on shaded sections of the park road.

February 07, 2014
Registration Open for 2014 Field Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
A wide variety of field-based, active learning courses taking place this summer in Denali National Park and Preserve are now available for reservation.

February 06, 2014
Come Celebrate at Denali Winterfest 2014
Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Borough communities invite all who love winter to come celebrate Alaska’s longest season at Winterfest 2014, taking place Friday, February 21 - Sunday, February 23. This long-running community-wide event features an array of activities, with something for all ages, interests, and abilities! The schedule is posted at http://go.usa.gov/RXQ.

January 23, 2014
Northern Areas of Denali Closed to Snowmobile Use
Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures and rain there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are north of the Alaska Range. Those park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed until there is additional snow cover.

December 30, 2013
All 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
The Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions to Denali National Park and Preserve north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

December 30, 2013
All 1980 Park Additions Open for Traditional Activities on Snowmachine
Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions to Denali National Park and Preserve north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

December 16, 2013
Applications Open for 2014 Research Fellowships
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

December 11, 2013
Environmental Assessment on Improvements and Additions to Horseshoe Lake Trail Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating improvements to the Horseshoe Lake Trail. The NPS is considering extending the trail around the lake and out to the Nenana River in order to protect park resources and enhance the visitor experience by providing a safe, sustainable trail.

December 09, 2013
Winterfest 2014
Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Borough communities are celebrating Alaska’s longest season during Winterfest 2014 from February 21 - February 23.

December 09, 2013
All Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
There is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 park and preserve additions that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range. All areas of the 1980 park additions north of the crest of the Alaska Range remain closed to snowmobile use for traditional activities due to inadequate snow cover.

November 27, 2013
Wolf Viewing Declining in Denali
For a third consecutive year, National Park Service (NPS) researchers have found that visitors traveling in buses on the Denali Park Road have had significantly declining opportunities to see wolves. In a random sample of 80 bus trips this summer, wolves were seen on three occasions, or about 4 percent of the trips. By contrast, in the three previous years the percentages were 12 percent (2012), 21 percent (2011) and 44 percent (2010).

November 06, 2013
National Park Service Accepting Applications for New Winter Commercial Opportunity in Denali National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting applications for commercial use authorizations (CUA) to provide vehicle tours on the Denali National Park Road between mid-February and May 10th. This is a new winter commercial opportunity for the park.

October 25, 2013
Massive Landslide Blocks Denali Park Road
On Wednesday, October 23 National Park Service staff discovered a massive landslide blocking the Denali Park Road at approximately Mile 37. The slide, which consists of an estimated 30,000 yards of rock and soil, covers approximately 200 feet of the road in depths of up to 35 feet.

October 17, 2013
Denali National Park Offering Distance Learning Programs
The National Park Service has created new free, interactive, distance learning programs to help teachers and their students learn about Denali National Park and Preserve and enhance existing curriculums.

September 17, 2013
Park Road Open to Mile 30
The busy summer season has ended at Denali National Park and Preserve, and visitors can now drive private vehicles on the Denali Park Road as far as the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30, weather permitting. As the weather can change rapidly at this time of the year, visitors are advised to call ahead for current road information.

September 12, 2013
Back to School with America's National Parks
Today the National Park Service launched an online service for teachers that brings America’s national parks, including those spread across Alaska, into neighborhood classrooms. The new “Teachers” of the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/teachers provides a one-stop shop for curriculum-based lesson plans, traveling trunks, maps, activities, distance learning, and other resources. All of the materials draw from the spectacular natural landscapes and authentic places preserved in America’s national parks.

September 09, 2013
Deadline for 2014 Denali Artist-in-Residence Applications is September 30
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program. A link to the online application and more information about the program is available at http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm. Applications for the 2014 season must be submitted by September 30, 2013.

August 19, 2013
1910 Soudough Expedition Featured in Final 1913 Speaker Series Presentation
On Friday, August 23 Dr. Terrence Cole, Professor of History and Northern Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), will speak about the Sourdough Expedition of 1910, which on April 3 of that year became the first to reach the north peak of Mt. McKinley. The free presentation begins at 7:00 pm and is taking place in the Denali Visitor Center’s Karstens Theatre.

August 05, 2013
Winter Mountaineering Ascents Featured in Denali 1913 Centennial Speaker Series Presentation
On Friday, August 9 mountaineer and retired Denali State Park ranger Dave Johnston will do a slide presentation on his winter mountaineering experiences on Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker. The free presentation begins at 7:00 pm and is taking place in the Denali Visitor Center’s Karstens Theatre.

August 01, 2013
National Park Service Hosting Pre-solicitation Site Visit for Concession Contract at Denali National Park and Preserve
The National Park Service intends to release a prospectus in November 2013 for a concession contract soliciting proposals to operate bus tours, transit, courtesy shuttle, retail, food and beverage, camping and other services within Denali National Park and Preserve. The NPS will hold a two-day site visit beginning at 1:00 pm on Tuesday August 13, 2013, and ending at 5:00 pm on Wednesday August 14, 2013.

July 15, 2013
Public Presentation on Talkeetna Archaeological Excavation Project
Denali National Park and Preserve, in partnership with the Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold a Historic Archaeological Field School in Talkeetna the week of July 15th. The participants, all local high school students, will obtain hands-on experience with archaeological excavation and documentation at site TAL-157, which dates to the early 1920s.

July 09, 2013
National Park Service Issues FONSI on Winter Road Plowing EA
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Winter Road Plowing Environmental Assessment (EA). It will allow the NPS to plow the Denali Park Road, beginning in February, as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (Mile 12) for a 3-5 year trial period.

July 08, 2013
1932 Lindley-Liek Expedition Featured in Denali's 1913 Centennial Speaker Series
On Friday, July 12 retired National Park Service cultural anthropologist Jane Bryant will introduce a 40-minute narrated film of the 1932 Lindley-Liek Expedition. This was the second summit of the south peak, the first since the 1913 Stuck-Karstens expedition, and the first successful ascent of both summits in one expedition.

July 08, 2013
Temporary Night/Early Morning Closure on Denali Park Road
The Denali Park Road will be closed between the Rock Creek Bridge just east of Park Headquarters (Mile 3) and Mile 5 for two periods during the late evening of Wednesday, July 10 and early morning of Thursday, July 11.

July 04, 2013
Flightseers Remain Weathered-In on the Ruth Glacier
Six stranded flightseeing tourists and their pilot are reportedly in good health in the Ruth Amphitheater of Denali National Park and Preserve as they await flyable conditions for a return flight to Talkeetna.

July 03, 2013
Smokejumpers Provide Structure Protection for Historic Denali Patrol Cabins
Eight smokejumpers were deployed late yesterday to provide structure protection to two historic ranger patrol cabins potentially threatened by the Wigand Creek and Toklat River East Fires, which will likely burn together today.

July 02, 2013
Chinook Winds Fan Toklat Basin Fires
There was little change in the size of most of the fires burning in Denali over the past 24 hours, with the exception of two burning in the Toklat Basin north of the Denali Park Road. Yesterday afternoon chinook winds gusting from the Alaska Range pushed the Wigand and Toklat River East Fires north over one and seven miles respectively, which also significantly increased the size of both fires.

July 01, 2013
Two New Denali Fires Detected - No Threats to Developed Areas
Two new fires were detected in Denali National Park and Preserve over the weekend. The McKinley River East Fire was confirmed Friday evening, and the Chilchukabena Fire will likely merge with the Moving River Fire soon.

July 01, 2013
New Fires in Denali
Two new fires were detected in Denali National Park and Preserve over the weekend. The McKinley River East Fire was confirmed on Friday evening, and is one of the more active fires burning in the park.

June 28, 2013
Denali Fires Slowed by Cooler Weather
No new fires have been detected in Denali National Park and Preserve in the past 24 hours. Fire activity has slowed due to cool, moist weather.

June 27, 2013
Lightning Ignites Small Fires in Denali National Park Backcountry
A large storm cell with lightning, wind, and rain moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon. Only three small fires were detected in the park, all more than 20 miles north of the Denali Park Road between the East Fork and Toklat Rivers.

June 26, 2013
Lightning Ignites New Fires in Kantishna and near Wonder Lake in Denali National Park
Three new wildfires were ignited by lightning near developed areas on the western end of the Denali Park Road late Tuesday afternoon into early evening.

June 25, 2013
New Fire Burns into Denali National Preserve
The Beaver Log Lakes Fire has burned into the northwest corner of Denali Preserve, making three fires now in Denali National Park.

June 24, 2013
Moving River Fire in Denali Increases in Size
The fire behavior of the Moving River Fire increased significantly on Sunday evening, June 23, growing from 5 acres to 700 acres.

June 23, 2013
Two new lightning-ignited wildfires north of Kantishna
Two lightning-ignited wildfires were reported north of Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve on Saturday, June 22. The Bear Creek Fire, which yesterday was estimated to be approximately six acres in size, is located fifteen miles northwest of Kantishna and three miles west of Moose Creek. It is burning in an area that burned in 1993, and was 80 percent active and creeping in black spruce. The Moving River Fire is 29 miles northwest of Kantishna on the south side of the Kantishna River. It is also on the north side of an old Kantishna River channel, a natural fire break

June 17, 2013
1912 Parker-Browne Expedition Featured in Denali's 1913 Centennial Speaker Series
On Friday, June 21 mountaineer Brian Okonek will speak about Belmore Browne and the 1912 Parker-Browne Expedition on Mt. McKinley at the Denali Vistior Center at 7:00 pm.

June 11, 2013
2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Open Through June 30
The entry period for the 2013 Denali road lottery, which takes place September 13-16, is open through June 30, 2013.

June 11, 2013
Moose Shooting Update
On Thursday, June 6 at approximately 7:30 pm the National Park Service received a report that a visitor had shot and injured a cow moose near the Denali Visitor Center.

June 02, 2013
Lightning Sparks Wildfire in Western Denali
A lightning ignited wildfire was discovered in the far western portion of Denali National Park and Preserve on Saturday, June 1.

May 31, 2013
Denali 1913 Centennial Speaker Series Premieres on June 7
This summer the National Park Service and park partner Alaska Geographic are hosting a special 1913 Centennial Speaker Series to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first summit of Mt. McKinley.

May 22, 2013
Celebrate National Trails Day in Denali National Park
Want to know what it takes to provide trails for visitors in Denali National Park? Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 1 and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with annual maintenance activities on the Mount Healy Overlook Trail.

May 21, 2013
Medical Fatality Occurs above Windy Corner on Mount McKinley
A 59-year-old German mountaineer suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at the 13,500-foot level of Mt. McKinley on the evening of Sunday, May 19.

May 16, 2013
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additons Closed to Snowmobile Use; Cantwell Area Trails Temporarily Closed to ORV Use
Superintendent Don Striker has determined that due to the deterioration of the snowpack, there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve on both sides of the Alaska Range. All park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season.

May 16, 2013
Environmental Assessment on the Upgrade of the Headquarters Utility Infrastructure Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to upgrade the utility systems in the headquarters area of Denali National Park and Preserve.

May 16, 2013
National Park Service to Burn Debris Pile at Toklat
Fire management staff are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush at Toklat.

May 09, 2013
Environmental Assessment on Telecommunication and Weather Monitoring Improvements Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is considering actions to establish or upgrade telecommunications systems at several locations in Denali National Park and Preserve (DENA) and to locate new weather stations in the park.

May 07, 2013
Visitor Facilities and Services at Denali National Park Opening for Summer Season
Lengthening days, milder overnight temperatures, sightings of migrant bird species, and the arrival of summer employees are all signs that the seasonal facilities and services that enhance the park experience for Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will open soon.

April 24, 2013
Application Period for Denali National Park 2014 Artists-in-Residence Program Opens May 1
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program.

April 22, 2013
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30
Extra effort by the spring road opening crew and other maintenance employees to clear the snow from recent storms has made it possible for the National Park Service to provide access farther west into the park. Park visitors can now drive as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30.

April 19, 2013
2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Procedures
Learn how to apply for the 2013 Denali Road Lottery by phone or online reservation system.

April 17, 2013
Changes in 2013 Denali Road Lottery Application Dates and Procedures
The 2013 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 13, 14, 15, and 16 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. This year the road lottery entry period will begin on May 1, a month earlier than in previous years.

April 10, 2013
Upper Susitna Valley Communities Celebrate Earth Day
Spring is in the air, and the Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating it and this planet we call home during the 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 20.

March 29, 2013
Denali Road to open to Mile 12 on March 31, 2013
ark visitors will be able to drive as far as the Mountain Vista Trailhead, a rest area east of the Savage River Campground, beginning at noon on Sunday, March 31, weather permitting. Early spring offers enjoyable conditions for visiting the park, as there is good snow coverage for mushing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, coupled with milder temperatures and long days.

March 06, 2013
Spring Road Opening 2013
The National Park Service road crew will begin preparations for the annual spring road opening on Sunday, March 10.

February 14, 2013
Environmental Assessment on Plowing of Denali Park Road Available for Public Comment
DENALI PARK, Alaska - An Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating draft alternatives for plowing the Denali Park Road beyond park headquarters during the winter is now available for public comment. The National Park Service (NPS) is considering plowing the road as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (Mile 12) in order to provide vehicle access to an additional nine miles of the road. Goals of each of the three action alternatives evaluated in the EA include increasing the range of recreational opportunities available to winter visitors and providing winter visitors opportunities to potentially view Mt. McKinley from within the park.

February 14, 2013
Park to Burn Debris Piles in Kantishna
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn debris consisting of trees and brush beginning Tuesday, February 19 and continuing through Saturday, February 23, weather conditions permitting. The piles are at the Parker Cabin, which is located on Moose Creek approximately 7.5 miles east of the Kantishna airstrip and 5 miles north of the Denali Park Road. The material being burned is from hazard fuel reduction (fire protection) around the historic cabin. Smoke may be visible in the area from aircraft and the George Parks Highway. NPS Fire Management staff will be monitoring the burning on site. The piles are expected to burn for three to four days.

February 04, 2013
Denali's Landscape and Potential Response to Climate Change
FAIRBANKS, AK— An article in the current issue of Ecological Monographs provides new insights about the trees in Denali National Park's vast, open landscape and how changes in climate may translate to changes across interior Alaska.

January 29, 2013
Deadline for 2013 Research Fellowship Applications is February 15
The application deadline for two research fellowships available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other national parks in Alaska is Friday, February 15, 2013.

January 18, 2013
Snowmachine Opening (January 2013)
Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Acting Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the areas of the1980 park and preserve additions to Denali National Park and Preserve north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

January 15, 2013
Alaska Parks Seek Input on 2013 Compendiums
The compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. The compendium is a regulatory tool to help manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.

January 09, 2013
Registration Open for 2013 Murie Science and Learning Center Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings
This summer’s Murie Science and Learning Center field-based, active learning courses are now available for registration. These unique, in depth experiences appeal to a wide range of interests as they immerse participants into aspects of Denali National Park and Preserve. Courses are three to five days in length.

December 27, 2012
Ranger Hikes and Other Winter Recreation Opportunities Available at Denali National Park
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve invite the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter. The hikes will be done on snowshoes when snow conditions are favorable, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning on Saturday, January 5. Hikers will meet at 1:00 pm at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located at Mile 1.3 on the Park Road just west of the traffic circle.

December 18, 2012
All Northern 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Acting Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the areas of the 1980 park additions that are north of the crest of the Alaska Range.

December 17, 2012
Denali National Park Announces 2013 Artists-in-Residence
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Two visual artists and one writer were selected from approximately 250 applicants to participate in the upcoming year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve.

December 17, 2012
2013 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Now Available
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, are now accepting advance reservations for the 2013 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds. Reservations are available by phone, on-line, fax, and mail.

December 14, 2012
Denali National Park and Preserve Announces 2013 Artists-in-Residence
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Two visual artists and one writer were selected from approximately 250 applicants to participate in the upcoming year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve. Stephen Hatcher, Wendy Klemperer, and Kathleen Dean Moore will each have the opportunity to experience the park during summer 2013.

December 05, 2012
Don Striker Named New Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve
Striker has been the superintendent at New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, for the past five years, and brings a strong background in both business and resource management to his new position.

November 30, 2012
Hearing Set on Proposed Hunting Restrictions in Denali National Preserve
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 12, on proposed changes to sport hunting regulations for Denali National Preserve. The hearing will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park.

October 30, 2012
Winter Arrives in Denali
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters). Although the park has recently received additional snow, the snow cover is marginal for winter recreational activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mushing, or ski-joring.

October 22, 2012
New Distance Learning Education Programs in Denali
The Education staff at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) at Denali National Park and Preserve have created free, interactive classroom presentations that you and your students can participate in using Skype on the internet. If you would like to use the Denali experience to enhance your curriculum, please see our offerings!

October 17, 2012
National Park Service to Burn Debris Pile
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve are planning to burn a pile of debris consisting of trees and branches between Monday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 31. Ignition of the pile will occur in the morning, conditions permitting.

October 15, 2012
Denali Overflights Advisory Council to Meet in Anchorage 10/26/2012
The Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council will meet on Friday, October 26 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the National Park Service’s Alaska Region Office located at 240 West 5th Avenue, Room 518, Anchorage, Alaska.

October 05, 2012
Denali Vehicle Management Plan Approved
National Park Service Alaska Regional Director Sue Masica signed the Record of Decision approving the Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Denali National Park and Preserve.

September 18, 2012
Park Road Open to Mile 30, Teklanika River
The busy summer season has ended at Denali National Park and Preserve, and visitors can now drive private vehicles on the Denali Park Road as far as the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30, weather permitting. Visitors are advised to call ahead for weather and road information, as conditions can change rapidly at this time of the year. The culvert replacement project is still taking place on the paved portion of the road, and visitors should expect minor traffic delays.

August 29, 2012
Investigation Continues in Fatal Bear Attack
After two days of rain and poor weather conditions, on Tuesday, August 28 rangers returned to the site of the fatal bear attack to continue investigation of the incident.

August 26, 2012
Name of Victim and Additional Follow up on Fatal Bear Attack
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Richard White, age 49 of San Diego, was the solo backpacker killed by a grizzly bear in Denali National Park on Friday, August 24. He had been in the Denali backcountry for three nights when he was killed.

August 25, 2012
Grizzly Bear Fatally Attacks Backpacker in Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve officials confirm that a solo backpacker was killed by a grizzly bear along the Toklat River the afternoon of Friday, August 24. A wallet with probable identification of the victim was found near the kill site, and NPS rangers are working to make positive confirmation and notify next of kin.

August 25, 2012
Name of Victim and Additional Follow up on Fatal Grizzly Bear Attack
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Richard White, age 49 of San Diego, was the solo backpacker killed by a grizzly bear in Denali National Park on Friday, August 24. He had been in the Denali backcountry for three nights when he was killed.

July 26, 2012
Three Mountaineers Rescued
Three mountaineers were evacuated from the 17,200-foot high camp on Denali's West Buttress climbing route by the park's contract A-Star B3 helicopter on Thursday, July 26. Two had sustained leg injuries in an avalanche, and were unable to walk.

July 11, 2012
Special Orchestra Performance Taking Place in Denali Visitor Center
Denali is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21 at 7:00 pm at the Denali Visitor Center. The concert features Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s 16-piece string orchestra playing “Denali,” a piece inspired by composer Stephen Lias’ visit to the park last year.

June 29, 2012
National Park Service Announces Availability of the Final Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan
The National Park Service announces the availability of the Final Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan, which is available for review through July 29, 2012.

June 25, 2012
Sanctuary River Bridge Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is considering a road rehabilitation project on two sections of the Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve.

June 18, 2012
Reminder that the 2012 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Open Through June 30
The 2012 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 14, 15, 16, and 17 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. Each day 400 vehicles may use their day-long permits, obtained through the lottery system, to travel the Denali Park Road. If weather permits, the road may be open for its entire 92-mile length, offering exceptional opportunities for experiencing the heart of the park.

June 17, 2012
Avalanche Recovery Efforts Suspended on Mt. McKinley
A two-day ground search of the debris path from a fatal avalanche on Mt. McKinley has been suspended after clues were found confirming the likely location of four deceased climbers.

June 16, 2012
Four Climbers Presumed Dead in Avalanche
An avalanche on Mt. McKinley's West Buttress during the early morning hours of June 14, 2012 is presumed to have claimed the lives of four Japanese climbers.

May 30, 2012
2012 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Begins June 1
The 2012 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 14, 15, 16, and 17 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. Each day 400 vehicles may use their day-long permits, obtained through the lottery system, to travel the Denali Park Road. If weather permits, the road may be open for its entire 92-mile length, offering exceptional opportunities for experiencing the heart of the park.

May 24, 2012
Mountaineer Dies in Ski Descent of Mount McKinley
A 36-year-old Finnish mountaineer died from injuries incurred in a fall while descending Mt. McKinley the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23.

May 24, 2012
Mountaineer Dies in Ski Descent of Mt. McKinley
A 36-year-old Finnish mountaineer died from injuries incurred in a fall while descending Mt. McKinley the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23.

May 23, 2012
Join us for National Trails Day
The public is invited to help with the construction of the new Savage Alpine Trail on Saturday, June 2, as part of the park’s celebration of National Trails Day.

May 21, 2012
Mt. McKinley Climbing Fatality Identified
The mountaineer who died in a climbing fall on Friday, May 18 on Mt. McKinley’s West Buttress is identified as Steffen Machulka of Halle, Germany.

May 19, 2012
Fatal Climbing Fall on Mt. McKinley, 5/18/12
Denali National Park and Preserve mountaineering rangers were notified at 4:30 pm on Friday, May 18 that a member of a three-person climbing team had fallen from approximately 16,200-feet on Mt. McKinley’s West Buttress route.

May 16, 2012
Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on Saturday, May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 07, 2012
Facilities Opening for Summer 2012 Season
The lengthening days, milder overnight temperatures, return of migrant birds, and arrival of summer employees are all signs that the seasonal facilities and services that enhance the park experience for Denali National Park and Preserve visitors are opening soon!

May 03, 2012
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobile Use Cantwell Area Trails Temporarily Closed to ORV Use
Superintendent Paul Anderson has determined that due to the deterioration of the snowpack, there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve on both sides of the Alaska Range. All park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season. Even in areas such as Broad Pass and near Cantwell, the warmer temperatures and long days have reduced snow depths to a level that is no longer adequate to protect vegetation and soils from damage by snowmachine use.

May 01, 2012
Denali National Park Seeking Artists and Writers for 2013 Artists-in-Residence Program
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program. This program provides the opportunity for established artists and writers to use an historic roadside cabin as a base to explore the park and seek inspiration from it. Many of the works created by previous artists-in-residence are displayed in the Denali Visitor Center and the Eielson Visitor Center. “These interpretations of the park’s landscape, wildlife, and cultural history, as portrayed through the skills of professional artists and writers, provide a superlative means to connect our visitors to the beauty and complexity of this great national treasure,” said Superintendent Paul Anderson.

April 30, 2012
Fire Prevention Week
April 30 – May 4 is Alaska Wildland Fire Prevention and Preparedness Week. As the snow and ice retreat from the lands and waters of Alaska, the National Park Service encourages the public to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare for and prevent human-caused wildfires from occurring near homes and communities. In Interior Alaska’s fire-prone ecosystems, it is not a matter of “if” wildfires will occur, but a matter of “where” and “when.” Individual and collective prevention and preparedness efforts create a safer Alaska for the public and the firefighters.

April 20, 2012
Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover (2012)
Denali National Park and Preserve Superintendent Paul Anderson has determined that due to longer days and warming temperatures, there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are north of the Alaska Range.

April 14, 2012
Denali Park Road Opens to Teklanika River
Favorable weather and some extra effort by road crews to clear drifts from last weekend’s snowstorm are making it possible for the National Park Service to open the park road further west. Park visitors will be able to drive as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30 beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 14, weather permitting.

April 12, 2012
2012 Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
DENALI PARK, Alaska: Superintendent Paul Anderson has determined that there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are north of the Alaska Range due to longer days and warming temperatures. Those park lands that were open for snowmobile use are now closed for the season.

April 12, 2012
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day 2012!
Spring is in the air, and the Upper Susitna Valley is celebrating it and this planet we call home during the 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 21.

April 09, 2012
Overflights Advisory Council Meeting, April 12, 2012
Denali Park, Alaska: The Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council will meet on Monday, April 23 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown, located on 1025 E. 35th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. The meeting is open to the public.

March 29, 2012
Rock Creek Bridge EA
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is considering replacing or retrofitting the Rock Creek Bridge on the Denali Park Road at Denali National Park and Preserve. This project would take place during the summer of 2013.

March 29, 2012
Denali Road Opens to Mile 15 on Friday, 3/30
Weather conditions permitting, park visitors will be able to drive as far as Savage River (Mile 15) beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 30.

March 27, 2012
Research Fellows Selected for Denali and Other Alaska National Parks
Ten researchers have been selected to be the 2012 research fellows in Denali and other northern Alaska National Parks.

March 22, 2012
Denali Road Opens to Mile 13 on Friday, 3/23
A sure sign of spring in Denali National Park and Preserve is the opening of the park road beyond park headquarters. Park visitors will be able to drive as far as the Mountain Vista Trailhead, a rest area east of the Savage River Campground, beginning at noon on Friday, March 23.

March 07, 2012
2012 Spring Road Opening to Start Soon
On Monday, March 12 the National Park Service spring road opening crew will begin the annual operations to clear and prepare the Denali Park Road beyond park headquarters (Mile 3) for vehicle access by park visitors.

February 17, 2012
National Park Service to Burn Debris Piles in Denali
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush when weather conditions permit beginning Saturday, February 18 through May 31, 2012.

February 16, 2012
Horseshoe Lake Trail Project
The National Park Service is seeking comments on the Horseshoe Lake Trail Project. THey intend to evaluate the impacts of making improvements and additions to the Horseshoe Lake Trail.

February 13, 2012
Celebrate Winterfest 2012!
Denali National Park and Preserve and the Denali Borough communities are celebrating Alaska’s longest season during Winterfest 2012 on Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26. This long-running community-wide event features an array of activities, with something for all ages, interests, and abilities!

February 13, 2012
11th Overflights Advisory Council Meeting
The eleventh meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is taking place on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown, located on 1025 E. 35th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

February 07, 2012
Special Denali Subsistence Meeting on February 23
Special Denali Subsistence Meeting on February 23

February 07, 2012
National Park Service Seeking Input on Plowing Denali Park Road Beyond Headquarters in Winter
National Park Service Seeking Input on Plowing Denali Park Road Beyond Headquarters in Winter.

January 31, 2012
2012 Research Fellowship Application Deadline is 2/15/12
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and national parks in Alaska. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012, and a decision is expected to be made within the following two weeks. The fieldwork of fellowship program recipients must be arranged before September 1, 2012.

January 23, 2012
Applications Open for 2012-2013 Researcher-in-Residence Program
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two accomplished scientists to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve. Each Researcher-in-Residence will spend a month or more in the park, conducting self-directed fieldwork and sharing their expertise with park staff and visitors.

January 19, 2012
2012 Artists-in-Residence Announced
Three visual artists and three writers were selected from over 300 applicants to participate in this year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve. Deborah Bouchette, Trine Bumiller, Kim Heacox, Marybeth Holleman, Rika Mouw, and Linda Schandelmeir will each have the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the park during summer 2012. They will stay at the historic East Fork cabin, where they can look out onto the braided channels of the East Fork River, multi-colored rock formations of Polychrome Mountain, and the snow-capped peaks of the Alaska Range.

January 05, 2012
Applications Open for 2012 Research Fellowship Programs
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

December 29, 2011
Change to Denali National Park and Preserve Entrance Fee
Effective January 1, 2012, Denali National Park and Preserve will collect only the $10 per person entrance fee for visitors age 16 and older. The $20 per vehicle fee has been eliminated, because the park does not collect the fee at an entrance station as the majority of national parks do. The fee is valid for seven days.

December 21, 2011
Northern 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in all of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve.

December 12, 2011
Students Participate in Scientific Studies
"Vole wranglers, it's time to head out," announces Melanie Flamme, biologist with the National Park Service. And so begins the annual effort to monitor the small mammal population in Denali National Park. The small mammal monitoring project has been running for almost 20 years, but it's just not the large dataset and informative science that makes this project so interesting. Each year, field work for the project is conducted by high school and college students – the next generation of scientists.

December 08, 2011
All Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
The Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve has determined that there is adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 park additions that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range. All areas of the 1980 park additions north of the crest of the Alaska Range remain closed to snowmobile use for traditional activities due to inadequate snow cover.

November 28, 2011
2012 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available Beginning December 1
Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, the transportation concessioner for Denali National Park and Preserve, will begin accepting advance reservations for the 2012 visitor season for shuttle buses and the park’s four largest campgrounds on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Reservations will be available by phone, on-line, fax, and mail.

November 21, 2011
Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2012 Courses in Denali
With support from Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers for accredited trainings and seminars taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve.

November 02, 2011
Park Road Open To Mile 13
The contractors working on the culvert replacement project have finished for the season, and the Denali Park Road is now open to the Savage River Campground at Mile 13, weather permitting.

October 26, 2011
Public Invited to Participate in Initial Scoping for Park Headquarters Utilidor Replacement
The National Park Service (NPS) intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment regarding the replacement of the utility infrastructure at the Park Headquarters in Denali National Park and Preserve.

October 24, 2011
Public Invited to Participate in Initial Scoping for Rock Creek Bridge Replacement
Denali National Park and Preserve intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment regarding the replacement of Rock Creek Bridge (MP 3.3) on the Denali Park Road. The bridge, which was constructed in the 1950s, is an essential link on the only road into Denali National Park.

October 17, 2011
Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Anchorage
The tenth meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is taking place on Friday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown, located on 1025 E. 35th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

October 13, 2011
Comment Period for Environmental Assessment on Climbing Allocation for Mount McKinley Extended
In response to requests, the National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Climbing Allocation for Mount McKinley Environmental Assessment (EA) through Monday, October 31, 2011. The extension will ensure that the public has adequate time to comment on the allocation of climbing permits between commercial guided climbing operators and independent, non-guided climbers on Mount McKinley.

September 30, 2011
Denali Seeks Input on Proposal to Simplify Entrance Fees
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking public input on a proposal to simplify the entrance fee structure. Currently the park charges entrance fees of $10 per person, $20 per vehicle, and $15 per motorcycle. The National Park Service is proposing to collect only the $10 per person entrance fee, effective January 1, 2012.

September 20, 2011
Kantishna Burn Pile Notice
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris in Kantishna, at the western end of the Denali Park Road, beginning late evening on Monday, September 19 and continuing through Friday, September 23, conditions permitting. The debris pile is located in a gravel pit near the junction of Eureka Creek and the park road.

September 20, 2011
Denali Park Road open to Mile 30 through September
The busy summer season has ended at Denali National Park and Preserve, and visitors can now drive private vehicles on the Denali Park Road as far as the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30, weather permitting. Visitors are advised to call ahead for weather and road information, as conditions can change rapidly at this time of the year.

September 13, 2011
Environmental Assessment on Climbing Allocation for Mount McKinley Available for Public Comment
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the allocation of climbing permits between commercial guided climbing operators and independent, non-guided climbers on Mount McKinley is now available for public review and comment, announced Superintendent Paul R. Anderson.

September 07, 2011
Denali National Park and Preserve to Increase Mountaineering Use Fee
Denali National Park and Preserve recently concluded a multi-year public engagement process regarding a proposed increase to the Special Use Fee that directly supports management of climbing activities on Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker. After a lengthy examination of current program costs, analysis of public comment, and collaboration with national climbing organizations, Denali National Park and Preserve will increase its Mountaineering Use Fee from $200 to $250 for youth ages 24 and under, and $350 for all other Mount McKinley and Mt. Foraker climbers. The fee increase will go into effect for the 2012 mountaineering season. In future years, fees will be adjusted periodically based on actual costs, not to exceed changes in the cumulative consumer price index.

September 06, 2011
Comment Period Extended for Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan
In response to numerous requests, the National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) through Monday, October 31, 2011. The extension will ensure that the public has adequate time to comment on the draft alternatives for managing vehicle use on the 92 mile long Denali Park Road for the next 15-20 years.

September 01, 2011
Denali Seeking Artists and Writers for 2012 Artists-in-Residence Program
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and, for the first time, writers for the 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program.

August 22, 2011
Birch Creek Pile to be Burned
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush in the vicinity of the new Birch Creek Cabin beginning Monday, August 22, continuing through Thursday, August 25, conditions permitting.

August 15, 2011
NPS Invites Public to Meetings on Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan
The National Park Service is holding three meetings on the Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan, which is available for review and comment through September 30, 2011. The draft plan describes two action alternatives and a no action alternative for managing vehicle use on the 92-mile Denali Park Road for the next 15-20 years.

August 15, 2011
Denali Park to Burn Debris Piles near Moose Creek and Thorofare Cabins
Fire Management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush in the vicinity of the Moose Creek and Thorofare patrol cabins beginning Saturday, August 13, continuing through Wednesday, August 17, conditions permitting.

August 01, 2011
Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Comment
The Draft Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be available for public review and comment beginning Monday, August 1, announced Superintendent Paul Anderson. The draft plan describes two action alternatives and a no action alternative for managing vehicle use on the 92 mile long Denali Park Road for the next 15-20 years.

July 26, 2011
Subsistence Permits to be Issued in Cantwell
National Park Service to Issue Subsistence Permits in Cantwell

July 15, 2011
Eielson Visitor Center to Reopen on July 16
The Eielson Visitor Center, located on Mile 66 on the Denali Park Road, will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. The building had been closed for maintenance since Wednesday, July 13 after a malfunction of the sewage system was discovered on Tuesday, July 12.

July 13, 2011
Eielson Visitor Center Closure Extended
The Eielson Visitor Center, located on Mile 66 on the Denali Park Road, will be closed for an estimated 3-4 days so that a contractor can fix the sewage system. The anticipated opening date is Monday, July 18.

July 13, 2011
Eielson Visitor Center Temporarily Closed
The Eielson Visitor Center, located on Mile 66 on the Denali Park Road, will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 13 so that subject matter experts can assess a malfunction of the sewage system. Park managers will determine when the visitor center will reopen when that assessment is complete.

July 01, 2011
Climber’s Body Found on Mt. McKinley
The search for solo Austrian climber Juergen Kanzian concluded Thursday evening, June 30 after NPS mountaineering rangers at the 14,200-foot camp located the climber’s body using a high powered spotting scope.

June 30, 2011
Search Underway for Missing Climber
Denali National Park and Preserve officials initiated an aerial and ground search on June 29 for an overdue solo climber on Mt. McKinley.

June 23, 2011
Missing Hikers Found near Denali National Park
The two female hikers who were the focus of an air and ground search effort in the rugged terrain surrounding Mt. Healy, were located by an Air National Guard Pavehawk helicopter around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 approximately five miles north of Mt. Healy.

June 11, 2011
Mountaineer Dies at High Camp
A climber died of an apparent cardiac arrest at the 17,200-foot high camp on Mt. McKinley Friday morning, June 10.

June 07, 2011
Three Individual Climbers Rescued from High on Mt. McKinley
Three separate climbers, each of whom was suffering from severe altitude-related illness, were rescued using helicopter shorthaul technique from approximately 19,000 feet on Mt. McKinley on Monday night, June 6.

June 07, 2011
Changes Made to 2011 Denali Road Lottery Procedures
The National Park Service has modified this year’s road lottery entry procedures, based on concerns expressed by members of the public. It will now be possible to make entries by phone and by mail, in addition to making them online. The 2011 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 16, 17, 18, and 19 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting.

May 31, 2011
National Trails Day at Denali
The public is invited to hike the Triple Lakes Trail, one of Denali’s newest and most scenic trails on Saturday, June 4, as part of the park’s celebration of National Trails Day.

May 27, 2011
Follow-up on Fatal Fall at Denali Pass
A fatal climbing fall at Denali Pass on Mt. McKinley took the lives of two mountaineers late Wednesday night May 25. Two other members of their Alpine Ascents International guided team were flown to area hospitals with critical injuries.

May 26, 2011
Fatal Fall at Denali Pass
A fatal climbing fall at Denali Pass on Mt. McKinley took the lives of two mountaineers late Wednesday night May 25, while two other members of the climbing team were flown to area hospitals with critical injuries early the morning of May 26.

May 25, 2011
Two Climbers Killed in Avalanche on Mt. Frances
Two overdue climbers on Mt. Frances were confirmed dead after Denali National Park mountaineering rangers located their remains in avalanche debris near the base of the 10,450-foot peak.

May 24, 2011
New Online Site for Denali Road Lottery Entries - Entry Period is  June 1-30, 2011 
The 2011 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve will take place on September 16, 17, 18, and 19 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting. Each day 400 vehicles may use their day-long permits, obtained through the lottery system, to travel the Denali Park Road. If weather permits, the road may be open for its entire 92-mile length, offering exceptional opportunities for experiencing the heart of the park. Entries must be made online at www.recreation.gov. The online entry form will be available at www.recreation.gov from 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2011 until midnight on June 30, 2011 (Alaska time). Entries will no longer be accepted by regular mail.

May 19, 2011
2011 Research Fellows for Alaska National Parks Selected
The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) has selected eleven research fellows for 2011.

May 16, 2011
Italian Climber Dies in Fall from Denali Pass
No abstract supplied.

May 14, 2011
Climbers Involved in Mt. McKinley Rescue Identified
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2011
One Climber Rescued, One Recovered from Mt. McKinley
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2011
Two Remaining Climbers Rescued From High Camp
No abstract supplied.

May 12, 2011
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobile Use
No abstract supplied.

May 12, 2011
Rescue Effort Underway on Mt. McKinley
No abstract supplied.

May 05, 2011
Denali National Park Seeking Artists-in-Residence for 2012
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists and writers for the 2012 Artist-in-Residence Program. This will be the first season with an open call to writers to submit for a residency.

May 05, 2011
Denali National Park and Preserve “Springs” Back to Life 
No abstract supplied.

April 30, 2011
Climber Killed in Avalanche Identified
The climber who died due an avalanche near the Ruth Gorge on Thursday, April 28 has been identified as Chris Lackey, age 39, of Houston, Texas.

April 29, 2011
Avalanche Claims Life near the Ruth Gorge
An avalanche claimed the life of a climber near the Ruth Gorge during the early morning hours of Thursday, April 28.

April 25, 2011
North Side of Denali Closed to Snowmachining
No abstract supplied.

April 21, 2011
EA for Concessioner Facility Construction
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of new concessioner support facilities in the entrance area of Denali National Park is now available for public review and comment.

April 20, 2011
Applications for the Denali Subsistence Resource Commission
No abstract supplied.

April 15, 2011
Denali Park Road to Open to Mile 30
The portion of the Denali Park Road between the Savage River (Mile 15) and the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30 will open for travel by private vehicles at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, weather permitting.

April 11, 2011
2011 Earth Day Celebration
The public is invited to join the Upper Susitna Valley’s 11th annual Earth Day Celebration, taking place on Saturday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in downtown Talkeetna.

April 01, 2011
Denali National Park to Burn Debris Pile
Fire management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn a large pile of debris consisting of brush, trees and branches on Monday, April 4, 2011, if weather permits.

March 21, 2011
Denali Park Road Open to Mountain Vista (Mile 13)
A sure sign of spring in Denali National Park and Preserve is the opening of the park road beyond park headquarters. Park visitors can now drive as far as the Savage River Campground (Mile 12.7).

February 16, 2011
Denali National Park and Preserve Announces 2011 Artists-in-Residence 
No abstract supplied.

February 14, 2011
Celebrate Winterfest, 2011
Denali National Park and Preserve, its partners, and the Denali Borough communities invite the public to celebrate Alaska’s longest season during Winterfest 2011, which is taking place Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27.

February 04, 2011
All of 1980 Park Additions Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
No abstract supplied.

January 26, 2011
Deadline for 2011 Research Fellowship Applications is March 1st
No abstract supplied.

January 20, 2011
National Park Service Invites Public to Fairbanks Open House on Denali Mountaineering Fee
No abstract supplied.

January 10, 2011
National Park Service Invites Public to January Open Houses on Denali Mountaineering Fee
No abstract supplied.

January 05, 2011
Ranger Hikes & Other Winter Recreation Opportunities at Denali National Park and Preserve
No abstract supplied.

December 20, 2010
Registration Open for 2011 Murie Science and Learning Center Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings
No abstract supplied.

December 16, 2010
All Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Denali Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
No abstract supplied.

December 02, 2010
Comment Period Extended for Initial Scoping of Climbing Allocation for Mount McKinley
No abstract supplied.

December 01, 2010
Most Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
No abstract supplied.

November 29, 2010
National Park Service Hosting Open Houses on Mountaineering Use Fee
No abstract supplied.

November 10, 2010
Videos highlight young people in Denali
Denali posts three new online videos about the experiences of young people in the park.

November 10, 2010
Denali Transitions to Winter 
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters).

October 31, 2010
Special Mountaineering Use Fee
The National Park Service is seeking public input on a McKinley/Foraker Cost Recovery Special Mountaineering Use Fee

October 21, 2010
Public Invited to Participate in Initial Scoping of Climbing Allocation for Mount McKinley
Denali National Park and Preserve intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment regarding the allocation of climbing permits between commercial guided climbing operators and independent climbers on Mount McKinley.

September 30, 2010
October 2010 Park Road Closure
No abstract supplied.

September 29, 2010
Parks Highway Traffic Detour in Denali National Park and Preserve
No abstract supplied.

September 28, 2010
Denali Seeks Artists-in-Residence for 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 02, 2010
Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting on September 10
The eighth meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council will take place on Friday, September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located in Denali National Park.

May 31, 2010
Avalanche in the Ruth Gorge Claims Two Lives
Two climbers were killed in an avalanche in the Ruth Gorge of Denali National Park and Preserve the afternoon of Saturday, May 29. 

May 30, 2010
Grizzly Bear Shot by Backpackers in Denali National Park
Two backpackers, a man and woman, encountered a grizzly bear Friday evening while hiking in the dense brush along the edge of Tattler Creek, which is at the west end of the Igloo Canyon, approximately 35 miles from park headquarters.

May 27, 2010
Multiple Climbers Evacuated From Denali This Week
A Canadian climber was evacuated from the West Rib route of Mt. McKinley on Thursday afternoon, May 27. Three additional air evacuations occurred earlier in the week.

May 21, 2010
2010 Memorial Day Weekend - Military Fee Waiver
Denali National Park and Preserve To Honor Military by Waiving 2010 Memorial Day Weekend Entrance Fee  

May 17, 2010
Climber Suffers Fatal Fall on the West Buttress of Mt. McKinley
A French mountaineer fell to his death while climbing Mt. McKinley on Sunday, May 16. Pascal Frison, age 51, and his partner were approaching a feature at the top of Motorcycle Hill known as ‘Lunch Rocks” near 12,000 feet on the West Buttress when Frison lost control of his sled. In an attempt to stop it from sliding over the ridge, both the climber and his sled tumbled towards the Peters Glacier. Frison, who was unroped at the time, was unable to self-arrest and ultimately fell over 1,000 feet to a steep, crevassed section of the Peters Glacier.

May 17, 2010
2010-lottery-entry-info
Entry Period for the 2010 Denali Park Road Lottery is June 1-30

May 12, 2010
Untimely Death of Denali National Park Geologist
Phil Brease, Denali National Park and Preserve’s geologist since 1986, died today while leading a field trip for a Tri-Valley School science class taking place at Garner Point south of Healy.

May 04, 2010
Spring in Denali National Park and Preserve
No abstract supplied.

April 30, 2010
All Areas of Denali National Park's 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobile Use and Cantwell Area Trails Closed until June 15 to ORV Use
Due to the deterioration of the snowpack, Denali National Park and Preserve Superintendent Paul Anderson has determined that there is no longer adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve on both sides of the Alaska Range. Effective immediately, the Windy Creek Trail, Cantwell Airstrip Trail, Pyramid Trail, Cantwell Creek Floodplain Trail/Corridor, and the Bull River Floodplain Trail/Route are closed for 45 days by regulation (36 CFR 13.903 and 13.460) to the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) by authorized subsistence users in order to protect vegetation and soils from damage.

April 13, 2010
NPS Moves to Protect Bears, Wolves
The National Park Service today announced three actions to help protect bear and wolf populations and park values within NPS units in Interior Alaska.

April 13, 2010
2010: Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
No abstract supplied.

April 08, 2010
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day 2010!
The public is invited to join the Upper Susitna Valley’s tenth annual Earth Day Celebration, taking place on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger in downtown Talkeetna.

April 03, 2010
Denali Park Road Opens to Teklanika River on Saturday, April 3, 2010
Denali Park Road to Open to Mile 30 on Saturday, April 3 Mild spring weather and low snow and ice levels have helped the efforts of the National Park Service to open the park road further west for access by park visitors.

March 29, 2010
Research Fellows for Denali and Other Alaska National Parks Selected for 2010
The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) has selected four research fellows for 2010. Two researchers are recipients of Discover Denali Research Fellowships for research in or near Denali National Park and Preserve. Two additional researchers are receiving Murie Science and Research Fellowships for research in one of the MSLC partner parks in arctic and subarctic Alaska, which are Bering Land Bridge, Cape Krusenstern, Denali, Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, Noatak, Wrangell-St. Elias and Yukon-Charley Rivers.

March 26, 2010
Denali Park Road to Open to Savage River on Saturday, March 27, 2010
A sure sign of spring in Denali National Park and Preserve is the opening of the park road beyond park headquarters.

March 15, 2010
Crews Begin Plowing Denali Park Road
On Wednesday, March 17 the National Park Service road crew will begin the annual operations to clear and prepare the Denali Park Road beyond park headquarters (Mile 3) for vehicle access by park visitors.

March 12, 2010
National Park Service to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed New Black Bear Hunting Regulations in Denali National Preserve
No abstract supplied.

March 01, 2010
All of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
All of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities Recent storms have brought additional snow to the park, and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in all of the 1980 park additions to Denali National Park and Preserve. The open areas include the park and preserve additions north and south of the crest of the Alaska Range.

February 23, 2010
Registration Open for 2010 Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings in Denali National Park and Preserve
Registration Open for 2010 Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings in Denali National Park and Preserve

February 18, 2010
Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting Re-scheduled for May
No abstract supplied.

February 08, 2010
Ranger Hikes and Other Winter Recreation Opportunities at Denali National Park and Preserve
Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve invite the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter.

February 03, 2010
All Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
No abstract supplied.

January 25, 2010
Public Workshops on the Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan Scheduled for February 2010
In conjunction with the development of the Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the National Park Service has released the Denali Park Road Workbook for public review and comment.

January 11, 2010
2010 road lottery application guidelines
No abstract supplied.

January 05, 2010
Denali National Park and Preserve To Honor Military by Waiving 2010 Memorial Day Weekend Entrance Fee
No abstract supplied.

December 08, 2009
Most Southern Portions of 1980 Park Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities as of December 8, 2009
No abstract supplied.

December 07, 2009
Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2010 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
With funding from Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers for accredited trainings and seminars taking place in Denali National Park and Preserve.

December 01, 2009
Applications Open for 2010 Research Fellowships in Denali and other Alaska National Parks
No abstract supplied.

November 25, 2009
2010 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1
No abstract supplied.

November 19, 2009
Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting on December 1, 2009
The sixth meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council will take place on Tuesday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Campbell Creek Science Center, located at 5600 Science Center Drive, Anchorage.

November 13, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve Transitions to Winter, November 2009
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters), as the construction activity at the new rest area east of the Savage River Campground has ended for the season.

November 04, 2009
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 13
No abstract supplied.

October 23, 2009
Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Scheduled for November
The Denali Subsistence Resource Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) in Denali National Park and Preserve.

October 16, 2009
Pilot from Downed Aircraft Alive
Dan McGregor, 35, of Denali Park, the pilot of the missing Cessna 185 that was discovered crashed and burned on Thursday afternoon in Denali National Park, is alive.

October 16, 2009
Investigation Concluded on Airplane Crash Site
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) personnel arrived in Denali National Park mid-day today, and have concluded their on-scene investigation of the crash site above the East Fork of the Toklat River in Denali National Park and Preserve.

October 15, 2009
Plane Crash Site Located in Denali National Park
Aerial searchers located what appears to be the missing Cessna 185 at approximately 3:00 p.m. today on a steep slope west of the East Fork of the Toklat River, approximately seven miles north of the Denali Park Road.

October 14, 2009
Denali Artists-in-Residence Featured in Museum of the North Special Exhibit
A new special exhibit featuring the work of Denali’s Artists-in-Residence program is now on display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks.

September 23, 2009
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30 on Sept. 23, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve experienced its first significant snowfall of the season yesterday, with snow accumulations ranging from two inches at Headquarters to almost two feet at the Eielson Visitor Center.

September 14, 2009
Denali National Park Seeks Volunteers for National Public Lands Day Trails Project
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day and help Denali National Park and Preserve by volunteering for a one-day project on Saturday, September 26.

September 10, 2009
Denali Visitor Death on Sept 9, 2009
No abstract supplied.

September 04, 2009
Environmental Assessment for Construction of New Trails in Savage River Area of Denali National Park and Preserve Available for Public Comment
An Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating a proposal to construct new trails in the Savage River Area of Denali National Park and Preserve is now available for public review and comment, announced Park Superintendent Paul Anderson.

August 24, 2009
Denali Park to Burn Debris Pile August 25th, 2009
Fire management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn a pile of debris consisting construction lumber on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

August 10, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve Lifts Fire Restrictions
Fire activity has moderated due to recent rain and cooler weather and Denali National Park and Preserve officials have lifted the ban on open fires in the park’s backcountry areas.

August 07, 2009
National Park Service Prohibits Open Fires in the Backcountry
Effective immediately, Denali National Park and Preserve officials are prohibiting the use of open fires in the park’s backcountry areas, including the new park additions and preserve, due to the very high fire danger.

July 31, 2009
Regional Volunteer Award Winner Recognized
On Wednesday, July 20, Superintendent Paul Anderson presented with this year's Harry Hassinger Award for the top individual volunteer in the Alaska Region to Kent Miller.

July 17, 2009
Medical Fatality Near Savage River Campground
No abstract supplied.

July 09, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve Seeking Artists-in-Residence for 2010
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence Program.

July 09, 2009
Environmental Assessment for Inholder Access to Stampede Creek Area of Denali National Park Available For Comment
An Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating proposed Inholder Access to the Stampede Creek Area of Denali National Park and Preserve is now available for public review and comment, announced Park Superintendent Paul Anderson.

July 05, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve Fire Update
Fire activity on fires burning in or near Denali National Park and Preserve has increased due to the recent warm, dry weather.

July 01, 2009
National Park Service Advises Visitors to Use Caution With Fire During Fourth of July Holiday
The upcoming holiday weekend is forecast to be warm and mostly dry, and Denali National Park and Preserve officials are asking visitors to be especially cautious with their use of fire while enjoying the park.

June 15, 2009
2009 Denali Park Road Lottery Entry Period Ends June 30. Online Entry Available at www.pay.gov
The 2009 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve is taking place on September 18, 19, 20, and 21 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting.

June 11, 2009
Prehistoric Hunting Artifact Found in Denali National Park
A rare look at Denali's prehistoric cultural past came to light when a portion of a prehistoric Athabaskan arrow was discovered by park visitors in mid-May 2009 along the gravel bar of the Teklanika River.

June 09, 2009
Environmental Assessment for Construction of Pullouts and Other Safety Improvements Between Mile 73 and Mile 86 on the Denali Park Road Available for Public Comment
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of park road improvements between Mile 73 and 86 is now available for public review and comment, announced Park Superintendent Paul R. Anderson.

June 09, 2009
International Exchange on Mt. McKinley
No abstract supplied.

June 05, 2009
Remains Found Through Photoanalysis
No abstract supplied.

June 05, 2009
Fee Free Weekends at Denali National Park and Preserve
The National Park Service is offering three fee-free weekends this summer at national parks across the country.

May 28, 2009
Denali Visitor Death
Gerald Focha, 76, of Danville, California died from what appear to be natural causes at the Alaska Railroad Denali Deport on Wednesday, May 27, in spite of the lifesaving efforts by personnel on scene, park rangers, and the local fire department.

May 26, 2009
Alaska National Parks Wildland Fire Information for 5/26/2009
Another fire was detected in Denali NP.

May 26, 2009
Aerial Search on Mt. McKinley Suspended
No abstract supplied.

May 25, 2009
No Breakthroughs in Search for Missing Climber
After five days of aerial and ground searching on Mt. McKinley, there has still been no sighting of Dr. Gerald Myers, nor any evidence of a fall or disturbance on the snow surface. 

May 24, 2009
Search Will Continue Monday Morning
In the ongoing search for missing climber Dr. Gerald Myers, aerial spotters on board two U.S. Army Chinook helicopters were unable to view elevations above 17,000 feet on Sunday, May 24.

May 24, 2009
Alaska National Parks Wildland Fire Information for 5/24/2009
No abstract supplied.

May 24, 2009
Denali Concession Employee Found Dead in Dorm Room
David Crook, age 21, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was discovered to be not breathing and unresponsive when his roommate returned to their dorm room and attempted to wake him up at approximately 10:45 a.m. today, May 24.

May 23, 2009
Mount McKinley Search Continues
No abstract supplied.

May 22, 2009
Search Continues for Missing Climber
Aerial searchers on Mt. McKinley discovered no new leads today as to the whereabouts of missing solo climber Dr. Gerald Myers. 

May 21, 2009
Search Underway for Missing Climber on Mt. McKinley
No abstract supplied.

May 19, 2009
Denali National Park and Preserve Announces 2009 Artists-in-Residence, including first Writer-in-Residence
Four artists, including John Morgan, an award winning Fairbanks author, will be participating in this year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve.

May 11, 2009
Denali Park Road Lottery Entry Period Changes in 2009 to June 1-30. Online Entry Available in June 2009.
The 2009 annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve is taking place on September 18, 19, 20, and 21 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting.

May 08, 2009
Climber Dies Above Windy Corner
A client on a guided expedition collapsed and died of apparently natural causes on Thursday, May 7 while ascending the West Buttress of Mt. McKinley. 

May 04, 2009
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover & Cantwell Area Trails Temporarily Closed to ORV Use as of May 4, 2009
No abstract supplied.

April 23, 2009
Denali Park Road to Open to Mile 30 on Friday, April 24
Mild spring weather has facilitated the efforts of the National Park Service road crew and other park employees to open the road and park facilities to park visitors. The portion of the Denali Park Road between the Savage River (Mile 15) and the Teklanika River Rest Area at Mile 30 will open for travel by private vehicles at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, weather permitting. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead for updated road and weather conditions before driving to the park.

April 18, 2009
Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Rescheduled for April 30, 2009
The Denali Subsistence Resource Commission meeting that was to take place in February 2009 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 30.

April 16, 2009
Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover Effective April 16, 2009
No abstract supplied.

April 13, 2009
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day on April 18th, 2009!
The public is invited to participate in the activities and presentations being offered for the ninth annual Upper Susitna Earth Day Celebration.

April 09, 2009
Research Fellows Selected for 2009 - Murie Science and Learning Center Expands Fellowships to Additional Parks
The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) has selected seven research fellows for 2009. 

April 09, 2009
Denali Park Road to Open to Savage River on Saturday, April 11
No abstract supplied.

March 30, 2009
Denali Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Fairbanks
No abstract supplied.

March 13, 2009
Road Crews Begin Plowing Denali Park Road
On Monday, March 16 the National Park Service road crew will begin the annual operations to clear and prepare the Denali Park Road beyond park headquarters (Mile 3) for vehicle access by park visitors.

March 12, 2009
Environmental Assessment for Replacement of Chemical Toilets in Denali National Park and Preserve Available for Public Comment
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the replacement of the restroom facilities at the Polychrome Overlook, Teklanika Rest Stop, and Teklanika River Campground in Denali National Park and Preserve is now available for public review and comment, announced Superintendent Paul R. Anderson. The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to remove the existing chemical toilets at these sites and replace them with non-chemical facilities.

February 09, 2009
Celebrate the Season at Winterfest 2009!
No abstract supplied.

January 30, 2009
Application Period for 2009 Research Fellowship Programs Extended
No abstract supplied.

January 26, 2009
Ranger Hikes and Other Winter Recreation Opportunities
Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve invite the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter. The hikes will be done on snowshoes when snow conditions are favorable, and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Hikers will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located at Mile 1.3 on the Park Road just west of the traffic circle.

December 17, 2008
Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan Newsletter Now Available
The National Park Service has released a newsletter with the summary of the comments received during public scoping for the Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan and EIS.

December 05, 2008
Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer 2009 Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
With funding provided by Alaska Geographic, the Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers to participate in accredited trainings and seminars taking place in summer 2009 in Denali National Park and Preserve. 

November 26, 2008
2009 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1
No abstract supplied.

November 24, 2008
Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Anchorage
No abstract supplied.

November 20, 2008
All of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities as of November 20, 2008
No abstract supplied.

November 14, 2008
Denali Subsistence, Climbing Regulations Published
New regulations regarding subsistence off-road vehicle use, backcountry use and mountaineering at Denali National Park and Preserve were published today in the Federal Register.

October 30, 2008
Applications Open for 2009 Research Fellowship Programs
No abstract supplied.

October 16, 2008
Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Rescheduled for November
The Denali Subsistence Resource Commission meeting that was to take place on Friday, October 17, 2008 in Denali National Park and Preserve has been rescheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008.

October 15, 2008
Denali National Park and Preserve Transitions to Winter, October 2008
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters). 

September 25, 2008
Hunters Rescued from Chulitna River Area
In a joint effort of the Alaska State Troopers and the National Park Service, two hypothermic hunters were rescued from the banks of the Chulitna River on Saturday, September 20.

September 19, 2008
Scoping Period Extended for Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan EIS
No abstract supplied.

September 16, 2008
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30 September 16th, 2008
No abstract supplied.

August 26, 2008
Public Invited to Participate in September Scoping Meeting for Proposed Denali Park Road Rehabilitation Project at MP 80-84
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is considering a project for safety improvements to the western end of the 92-mile long Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve.

August 26, 2008
Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Denali National Park
No abstract supplied.

August 18, 2008
Public Invited to Participate in September Scoping Meetings for Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan
Denali National Park and Preserve intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to develop and implement a plan to manage vehicles along the Denali Park Road. 

July 08, 2008
A Second Fatal Collapse on Mt. McKinley
For the second time in one week, a mountaineer collapsed and died while climbing Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve. Pungkas Tri Baruno, age 20, of Jakarta, Indonesia was descending the West Buttress route the night of July 7, 2008 when he collapsed approximately one quarter-mile from the 17,200-foot high camp. Baruno’s guides initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and immediately called for assistance from another guided team at high camp via family band (FRS) radio. CPR was performed for over one hour, but they were unable to revive the patient.

July 07, 2008
Fatality on Mt. McKinley
A climber collapsed and died on the summit of Mt. McKinley on the evening of July 4, 2008. James Nasti, age 51, of Naperville, Illinois was a client on an Alpine Ascents International expedition that began their climb on June 20. According to the two expedition guides, Nasti exhibited no signs of distress or illness throughout the trip, and was climbing strongly immediately prior to the collapse. The guides administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for up to 45 minutes, but Nasti did not regain a pulse.

July 06, 2008
Aggressive Bear Shot in Denali National Park and Preserve
No abstract supplied.

July 01, 2008
National Park Service Advises Wildland Fire Prevention Over Fourth of July Holiday
No abstract supplied.

June 25, 2008
Denali National Park and Preserve's New Eielson Visitor Center, LEEDing the Way
After three years of planning and design by a team of architects, engineers, and Denali National Park staff, and three more years of construction, the new Eielson Visitor Center opened to the public on Sunday, June 8, 2008.

June 20, 2008
Followup on Search for Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson
After successfully locating missing backpackers Abby Flantz, 25 of Gaylord, Minnesota, and Erica Nelson, 23 from Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, June 18, Denali search managers interviewed the pair to determine what had taken place during their extended stay in the backcountry. The point where the pair was last seen was on the trail of the west side of the Savage River on Thursday afternoon, June 12. They had gotten a wilderness permit for one night in a Mount Healy area backcountry unit.

June 18, 2008
Lost Backpackers in Denali Reunited with Families
Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson were grinning from ear to ear as they disembarked the helicopter at the Denali Park airstrip at 4: 55 p.m. today and walked into the waiting arms of their anxious families.

June 17, 2008
More Searchers Arriving to Assist with Search for Missing Backpackers and Park Medical Response Needs Temporarily Divert Incident Resources
Today’s combined efforts of eleven ground teams and four aircraft failed to yield any new clues on the location of missing backpackers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson.

June 17, 2008
National Park Service Accepting Entries for 2008 Denali Road Lottery in July and Entry Dates Change to June in 2009
This year’s annual road lottery in Denali National Park and Preserve is taking place on September 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Friday through Monday), weather permitting.

June 16, 2008
Additional Resources Added to Search for Overdue Backpackers
Five ground crews, each consisting of 3-4 people, are in the field this morning to continue to search high priority areas for missing backpackers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson.

June 16, 2008
No sign of Missing Backpackers - Air and Ground Search to Resume on Tuesday
Additional search teams on the ground, including two dog teams, and continued aerial searching with three aircraft failed to yield any sign of missing backpackers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson during today’s search efforts.

June 15, 2008
Search Underway for Overdue Backpackers in Denali National Park and Preserve
No abstract supplied.

June 15, 2008
Search To Continue for Overdue Backpackers
Sunday’s aerial and ground search efforts turned up no new clues as to the location of missing backpackers Abby Flantz, 25, of Gaylord, Minnesota, and Erica Nelson, 23, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

June 04, 2008
Fallen Solo Climber Rescued From Peters Glacier
Denali mountaineering rangers led a life-saving technical rope rescue of a fallen solo climber on Mt. McKinley the evening of June 3. 

May 29, 2008
Aerial Search on Cassin Ridge Suspended
No abstract supplied.

May 27, 2008
Search on Cassin Ridge Continues; Climber Names Released
No abstract supplied.

May 26, 2008
Mt. McKinley Search Continues
Clear skies and milder winds are aiding National Park Service (NPS) aerial observers in the search for two overdue climbers on the Cassin Ridge of Mt. McKinley.

May 26, 2008
Search Continues on the Cassin Ridge
Clear skies and milder winds enabled National Park Service (NPS) aerial spotters to make several flights under optimum observation conditions in the search for two Japanese climbers on Mt. McKinley, but the climbers were not seen. 

May 25, 2008
Search Continues for Two Overdue Climbers
The search for two Japanese climbers on the Cassin Ridge of Mt. McKinley continued on Sunday, May 25. A Cessna 206 fixed wing observation flight was launched at noon on Sunday, but it turned around due to cloud cover. Two more fixed wing flights left Talkeetna around 5:00 pm, including the Cessna 206 and a twin-engine Conquest. Spotters on both aircraft got an initial look at the route with no obvious findings, but high resolution photos taken on the flights will be scrutinized overnight for clues. An additional Conquest flight with three spotters is anticipated for later Sunday night.

May 24, 2008
Search Underway for Two Overdue Climbers
No abstract supplied.

May 23, 2008
New Alaska Native Artwork Unveiled in Denali Visitor Center
No abstract supplied.

May 21, 2008
Dinosaur Discoveries in Denali National Park and Preserve Provide New Information on Prehistoric Ecosystems
No abstract supplied.

May 19, 2008
Rescue Crew Honored for Life-Saving Actions on Mt. McKinley
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2008
All Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve 1980 Additions Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
No abstract supplied.

May 13, 2008
Anchorage Physician Recognized by National Park Service for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Dr. Jennifer Dow, an emergency room physician at Alaska Regional Hospital, was presented with a George B. Hartzog, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service at a ceremony that took place in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 8.

May 07, 2008
Research Fellows Selected for 2008 - Murie Science and Learning Center Expands Fellowships to Additional Parks
The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center have selected eleven research fellows for 2008.

May 05, 2008
Snare Removed from Wolf in Denali National Park
No abstract supplied.

May 05, 2008
Denali National Park and Preserve Facilities and Services Are Opening For the 2008 Season
No abstract supplied.

April 22, 2008
Denali Pro Award Winners Announced
No abstract supplied.

April 14, 2008
Online Registration Now Available for Mt. McKinley and Mt. Foraker Climbs
No abstract supplied.

April 09, 2008
Denali National Park and Preserve Announces 2008 Artists-in-Residence
Four artists, including Ron Senungetuck, one of Alaska’s best-known native artists, will be participating in this year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve. 

April 08, 2008
Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed April 8, 2008 to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
No abstract supplied.

April 07, 2008
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day on April 19th!
The public is invited to participate in the activities and presentations being offered for the eighth annual Upper Susitna Earth Day Celebration.

March 31, 2008
Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Meeting in Talkeetna
The second meeting of the Denali National Park Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, located at Mile 12.5 on the Talkeetna Spur Road.

March 28, 2008
National Park Service Seeking Comments on Environmental Assessment to Replace Wastewater Treatment Facility in Denali
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing major replacement and repairs of wastewater treatment facilities at the entrance area of Denali National Park and Preserve. 

March 27, 2008
Denali Park Road to Open to Savage River on Friday, March 28
Snow and ice still blanket most of the park, but a sure sign of spring is that the Denali National Park and Preserve road crew has cleared the park road between park headquarters (Mile 3) to the Savage River (Mile 15).

March 05, 2008
Installation of a Fiber Optic Cable to Begin in the Parks Highway Right-of-Way through Denali National Park
Alaska-based communications company GCI, Inc. will begin installation of a fiber optic cable within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT) George Parks Highway right-of-way (ROW) that passes through the eastern portion of Denali National Park and Preserve. The trenching and installation work will start Tuesday, March 11 and is not expected to impede highway traffic flow through the six-mile stretch of the park.

March 03, 2008
Crews Ready to Begin Plowing Denali Park Road
On Sunday, March 9 the National Park Service road crew will begin the annual operations to clear and prepare the Denali Park Road beyond park headquarters (Mile 3) for vehicle access by park visitors.

February 25, 2008
Airborne Contaminants Study Released-Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks
A survey of four lake basins and fish in three Alaska national park units has detected measurable levels of mercury, pesticides and other airborne contaminants. The study also found airborne contaminants in other western United States national parks.

February 15, 2008
Environmental Assessment for Construction of Replacement Subsistence Cabins is Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service has released for public comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) which evaluates the impacts associated with replacing two cabins used for subsistence activities within Denali National Preserve.

February 12, 2008
Celebrate the Season at Winterfest 2008!
If you enjoy winter or merely tolerate it, there is something for you to do during this year’s annual Winterfest Celebration taking place Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24 in Denali National Park and the neighboring communities.

February 06, 2008
All of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities-Feb 6, 2008
No abstract supplied.

January 31, 2008
First Meeting of Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council
No abstract supplied.

January 30, 2008
Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer Courses in Denali National Park and Preserve
The Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding scholarships to teachers to participate in accredited trainings and seminars taking place in summer 2008 in Denali National Park and Preserve.

January 25, 2008
Rangers Lead Weekend Hikes at Denali National Park and Preserve
Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve are inviting the public to join them in exploring the park on weekend hikes this winter.

January 09, 2008
Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program Accepting Applications
The Alaska Natural History Association is pleased to announce that the Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence program is now accepting applications for the 2008 summer residency period.

December 14, 2007
Southern Portions of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park & Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
The Superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 park additions that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range, including park lands between the Bull River and Windy Creek at the north end of Broad Pass. All areas of the 1980 park additions north of the crest of the Alaska Range remain closed to snowmobile use for traditional activities due to inadequate snow cover.

December 07, 2007
Some Portions of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
Recent storms have brought additional snow to Denali National Park and Preserve and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range except for the park lands between the Bull River and Windy Creek at the north end of Broad Pass. All areas of the 1980 park additions north of the crest of the Alaska Range remain closed to snowmobile use for traditional activities due to inadequate snow cover.

December 04, 2007
Denali National Park and Preserve Ornament Created by Fairbanks Artists Displayed on White House Christmas Tree
An ornament created for Denali National Park and Preserve by Kesler and Marianna Woodward of Fairbanks, Alaska is prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.

December 04, 2007
Applications Open for Two 2008 Research Fellowship Programs
No abstract supplied.

November 24, 2007
2008 Denali Bus and Campground Reservations Available by Phone, Internet, Mail and Fax Beginning December 1
No abstract supplied.

November 15, 2007
Public Comments Requested On a Proposal to Install a Fiber Optic Cable in the Parks Highway Right-of-Way through Denali National Park
No abstract supplied.

November 15, 2007
Denali Park to Burn Debris Pile-Nov 07
Fire management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn a large pile of debris consisting of brush, tree branches, and other woody material on Monday, November 19.

October 17, 2007
Denali National Park and Preserve Transitions to Winter
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters).

September 21, 2007
Finding of No Significant Impact for Managing Off-Road Vehicle Use for Subsistence in the Cantwell Traditional Use Area
No abstract supplied.

September 19, 2007
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30 as of Sept 19, 2007
No abstract supplied.

September 10, 2007
Denali National Park and Preserve Headquarters Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service announces the release of an Environmental Assessment for the Headquarters Area Plan for Denali National Park and Preserve.

September 10, 2007
NPS Enforcing Hunting Regulations, Rewards Available for Information on Hunting Violations
As hunting season gets underway, the National Park Service (NPS) reminds hunters that sport hunting is allowed only in the Denali National Preserve, located on the western corners of Denali National Park and Preserve.

August 29, 2007
Denali Park to Burn Debris Piles Near Remote Cabins and Buildings
Denali National Park and Preserve fire management staff will burn several piles of woody debris in remote areas of the park beginning Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7, weather and other conditions permitting.

August 28, 2007
Final Presentation of Denali's 2007 Artist-in-Residence Program
Artists and their work have played a significant role in raising public awareness of the natural wonders preserved within the National Park System even before the establishment of the first national parks.

August 17, 2007
Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting and Community Potluck in Cantwell
The public is invited to the Denali Subsistence Resource Commission meeting taking place on Monday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Cantwell Community Center.

August 16, 2007
Wilderness is the Topic of Last Presentation in Denali's 90th Anniversary Speaker Series
No abstract supplied.

August 09, 2007
Denali Climbing Season Finally Wraps Up
Mt. McKinley is once again a lonely place. Signaling the unofficial end of the Denali climbing season, the last of the mountaineers have flown back to Talkeetna, along with the final remnants of the Kahiltna Basecamp. 

August 02, 2007
Public Invited to Presentation on Denali Borough Local Transit Planning
Charles Rutkowski, Assistant Director of the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), will present an overview of CTAA’s assistance program on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tri-Valley Community Center in Healy.

July 27, 2007
Changes in Attitudes about Wildlife Featured in Denali's 90th Anniversary Speaker Series Presentation
The public is invited to join local resident Tom Walker as he presents “Heart of the Park: Wildlife, Attitudes Then and Now” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 in the Denali Visitor Center, located at Mile 1.2 on the Denali Park Road.

July 26, 2007
NPS Awards Concession Contracts for Guided Sport Hunting in Denali National Preserve
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed the selection process for the concession contracts authorizing sport hunting guide services in the Denali National Preserve, located in the western corners of Denali National Park and Preserve.

July 24, 2007
NPS to Issue Subsistence Permits and Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Temporary Closure of Areas to Off-Road Vehicle Use for Subsistence Purposes
Public Notice

July 11, 2007
Pioneer Mountaineering Featured in Denali's 90th Anniversary Speaker Series
No abstract supplied.

July 05, 2007
Name Released of Probable Suicide Victim in Denali National Park and Preserve
The identification of the young man who died as the result of what appears to be suicide has been released, as his family members have been notified.

July 03, 2007
Probable Suicide Victim Discovered in Denali National Park and Preserve
On Monday, July 2 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the park’s communication center was notified of the discovery of a body of a young man hanging from the railroad trestle above Riley Creek.

July 02, 2007
NPS Advises Visitors to Use Caution with Fire Use Over Fourth of July Holiday
Denali National Park and Preserve officials are asking visitors to be especially cautious with fire during this week's holiday period.

June 27, 2007
First Artists-in-Residence of 2007 Give Presentation on Creating Denali Memories
No abstract supplied.

June 27, 2007
Jane Haigh Presents Next Offering for Denali's 90th Anniversary
No abstract supplied.

June 25, 2007
National Park Service Seeking Comments on Environmental Assessment to Rehabilitate Sections of Denali Park Road
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is proposing to rehabilitate two sections of the Denali Park Road just beyond park headquarters near Mile 4.0 and 4.5.

June 13, 2007
Presentation on Predators and Politics is Next Offering in Denali's 90th Anniversary Summer Speaker Series
Dr. Timothy Rawson is giving a presentation titled, “Wolves and the National Park Service: The Significance of Denali” on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Denali Visitor Center, located at Mile 1.3 on the Denali Park Road.

June 04, 2007
Environmental Assessment for Managing Off-road Vehicle Use for Subsistence in the Cantwell Area Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) is considering alternatives for managing subsistence-related off-road vehicle use in the Cantwell area of Denali National Park and Preserve.

May 30, 2007
Collins Sisters Present Next Offering for Speaker Series
Miki and Julie Collins, trappers, handcrafters and writers, will give a presentation entitled “A Continued Heritage: Two Lives, Subsistence, and Denali Park” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 in the Denali Visitor Center.

May 20, 2007
Climbers Die in Avalanche on Mt. Barrille
Denali National Park & Preserve rescue personnel confirmed a fatal avalanche accident on Mt. Barrille in the park’s Ruth Gorge late Friday May 19. Two climbers were killed while attempting the Japanese Couloir route on the peak’s east face.

May 20, 2007
Avalanche Victims Identified
Denali National Park & Preserve rescue personnel confirmed that two climbers died in an avalanche while attempting the Japanese Couloir route on Mt. Barrille earlier this week. Postlethwait of Park City, Utah.

May 18, 2007
Fatal Climbing Fall on Mt. McKinley
Two climbers died as a result of a 1,900-foot fall during a descent of Mt. McKinley on Thursday evening May 17.

May 18, 2007
Climbing Fatalities on Mt. McKinley Identified
Two climbers who died in a 1,900-foot fall during a descent of Mt. McKinley on Thursday evening May 17 have been identified.

May 10, 2007
Facilities and Services Are Opening For the 2007 Season
No abstract supplied.

May 09, 2007
Denali's 90th Anniversary Summer Speaker Series Premiers on May 15
The National Park Service and its partners are hosting a special 90th Anniversary Summer Speaker Series as part of the year-long celebration of this significant milestone in Denali National Park and Preserve’s history.

April 30, 2007
New Kantishna Experience Bus Trip to Debut in June 2007
The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with transportation concessioner Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture (JV) to offer the new Kantishna Experience bus trip for Denali National Park and Preserve’s summer visitors beginning in June.

April 27, 2007
Name of Mt. Wake Climbing Fatality Released
National Park Service officials have released the name of the climber who died on Monday, April 23 on Mt. Wake in Denali National Park and Preserve.

April 24, 2007
Climbing Fatality in the Alaska Range
A climber died after an approximately 1,000-foot fall on Mt. Wake in Denali National Park and Preserve on Monday, April 23.

April 23, 2007
Teacher Scholarships Available for Summer Courses in Denali
The Murie Science and Learning Center is awarding full scholarships to teachers for select 2007 teacher training and field seminar courses in Denali National Park and Preserve.

April 23, 2007
Public Invited to Scoping Meeting on Denali National Park and Preserve Headquarters Master Plan
No abstract supplied.

April 16, 2007
Southern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
No abstract supplied.

April 16, 2007
Southern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover (2007)
No abstract supplied.

April 15, 2007
Denali Park Road Open to Mile 30 (2007)
No abstract supplied.

April 12, 2007
Northern Areas of Denali National Park and Preserve Closed to Snowmobile Use Due to Inadequate Snow Cover
No abstract supplied.

April 12, 2007
Upper Susitna Communities Celebrate Earth Day!
The public is invited to participate in the activities and presentations being offered for the seventh annual Upper Susitna Community Earth Day Celebration.

April 05, 2007
Denali Park Road To Open to Savage River on Friday, April 6
No abstract supplied.

April 04, 2007
Denali Artists-in-Residence Selected for 2007
Four artists using very different mediums have been selected for this year’s Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve.

March 30, 2007
National Park Service Proposes New Fees for Denali in 2008
Superintendent Paul Anderson announced today that Denali National Park and Preserve is proposing to implement new fees for sled dog demonstrations and backcountry permits in 2008.

March 21, 2007
Spring Road Opening Begins at Denali National Park and Preserve
National Park Service road crews began the annual plowing to open the Denali Park Road west of park headquarters on Sunday, March 18.

March 16, 2007
NPS Seeking Public Input for Centennial
No abstract supplied.

February 23, 2007
Denali Park to Burn Debris Pile
Fire management staff at Denali National Park and Preserve will burn a large pile of debris consisting of brush, tree branches, scrap lumber, and other woody material on Monday, February 26.

February 21, 2007
Public Invited to Denali Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting in Healy
No abstract supplied.

February 15, 2007
Register Now for 2007 Field Seminars and Teacher Trainings in Denali National Park and Preserve!
A wide variety of summer classes designed to immerse participants in different aspects of Denali National Park and Preserve’s cultural and natural history and provide an in-depth park experience are now available for registration with the Murie Science and Learning Center. The classes are small (no more than twelve participants), but the classroom is grand – the mountains, tundra and forest of Denali National Park and Preserve!

February 12, 2007
Celebrate the Season and Denali's 90th Anniversary at Winterfest 2007!
No abstract supplied.

February 05, 2007
Phone Reservations for Denali Campgrounds, Shuttle Buses and Interpretive Bus Tours Open February 15
Telephone reservation systems for Denali National Park and Preserve shuttle buses, bus tours and the four largest campgrounds will open for the season on Thursday, February 15, 2007.

January 18, 2007
All of 1980 Additions to Denali National Park and Preserve Now Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
No abstract supplied.

January 12, 2007
Some Portions of 1980 Additions Open to Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
Recent storms have brought additional snow to Denali Park and Preserve and the Superintendent has determined that there is now adequate snow cover for the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities in areas of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve that are south of the crest of the Alaska Range except for the park lands between the West Fork of Chulitna River and Windy Creek at the north end of Broad Pass.

December 26, 2006
Public Invited to Informational Meetings on Resource Stewardship Strategy
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the preparation of a Resource Stewardship Strategy for Denali National Park and Preserve.

December 13, 2006
Lack of Snowcover Delays Availability of Snowmobiling for Traditional Activities
Due to the continued lack of adequate snow cover, all areas of the 1980 additions to Denali National Park and Preserve remain closed to the use of snowmobiles for traditional activities.

December 05, 2006
Prospectuses Available for Commercial Sport Hunting Guide Services
The National Park Service (NPS) intends to award up to two concession contracts for sport hunting guide services for the public within portions of Denali National Park and Preserve.

November 21, 2006
Rangers to Lead Weekend Hikes at Denali National Park and Preserve
Park rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve are inviting the public to join them on weekend hikes this winter.

November 08, 2006
Denali National Park and Preserve Seeking Artists-in-Residence
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists for the 2007 Artist-in-Residence Program.

October 19, 2006
Applications for New Research Fellowship Program in Denali National Park and Preserve Now Available
No abstract supplied.

September 25, 2006
Park Rangers Apprehend Hunters Inside Denali
Early on Monday, September 18, three park rangers flew by helicopter to the site of an illegal hunting camp located two miles inside the northeast corner of Denali National Park and Preserve and apprehended two hunters.

September 13, 2006
Prospectus Available for Kantishna Area Guided Interpretive Hikes
The National Park Service (NPS) intends to award up to two concession contracts for guided interpretive hiking services for the public within the Kantishna area and limited opportunities in the Wonder Lake area of Denali National Park and Preserve.

September 04, 2006
General Public and Community Members Invited to 2006 Alaska Park Science Symposium in Denali
General Public and Community Members Invited to 2006 Alaska Park Science Symposium in Denali National Park and Preserve

August 24, 2006
Environmental Assessment for C-Camp Improvements in Denali NP Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service has released for public comment an Environmental Assessment which evaluates the impacts of constructing the following facilities at the C-Camp area of Denali National Park and Preserve

August 21, 2006
Murie Science and Learning Center Hosts Special Presentation on National Parks
The public is invited to join award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker Dayton Duncan for a behind-the-scenes look at his new PBS film about the history of America's national parks.

August 07, 2006
Discovery of New Dinosaur Evidence in Denali National Park and Preserve
The search for dinosaur material at Denali National Park and Preserve has continued with great success in the 2006 field season, which began in early June.

Did You Know?

green forest in front of darker hills and a white capped mountain

Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska is over 6 million acres (9,419 square miles) in size!