• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border on the trail

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Environmental Factors

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is part of a dynamic ecosystem, in which the coastal mountains dive right into deep fjords. Both the terrestrail and marine ecosystems are influenced by a number of environmental factors. Choose a link from the navigation on the left to learn more about these factors and the research being conduction at Klondike Gold Rush NHP.

For more information on how Climate Change is affecting National Parks please use the links provided below:

Climate Change in Southeast Alaska

http://www.nps.gov/climatechange/

Did You Know?

pile of boards and canvas in ruin on rocks

The mystery of why these canvas boats were left behind at the Chilkoot summit of Klondike Gold Rush NHP, remains unsolved. One theory reports that it was too costly to pay the customs to take them over the border. Perhaps they were too flimsy for the rough waters of Bennett Lake?