• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    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?

Museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans! More...