June 15, 2015
Extreme Fire Danger: NPS Discourages Use of Campfires
Port Alsworth, Alaska –Fire danger in Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region is very high and approaching extreme as prolonged hot, dry and windy weather has dried Park vegetation. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly.
June 08, 2015
Fire Advisory Lifted
Recent precipitation in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve area has moderated fire danger enough that park officials are lifting the fire advisory.
April 27, 2015
Fire Advisory: Dry Conditions in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Visitors and residents are reminded that elevated fire danger exists due to cured and dead vegetation in portions of the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake region. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly.
January 15, 2015
Proposed 2015 Superintendent's Compendium Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions Open for Public Comment
The 2015 proposed Superintendent's Compendium, including temporary wildlife hunting restrictions, is open for public review and comment through February 15, 2015.
January 15, 2015
Public Hearings and Comment Period for Compendiums, Including Temporary Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska will be open for a 30-day public comment period. A compendium – one for each NPS area in Alaska -- is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.
October 10, 2014
Hearings Set for Sport Hunting Proposals
The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska’s national preserves.
The proposals include prohibitions on taking wolf and coyote pups and adults in early summer when they den and their pelts have little commercial value; the taking of brown bears over bait stations; and the use of artificial light to take black bear cubs and sows with cubs at dens. Other procedural changes and wildlife harvest related changes are also proposed.
September 04, 2014
NPS Proposes Hunting Regulations in National Preserves
The National Park Service is proposing a permanent federal prohibition on three historically illegal predator hunting practices in Alaska’s national preserves.
September 03, 2014
Copper Mountain Rescue
Remote rescue takes place in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
July 30, 2014
Park Rangers Put Down Bear to Protect Visitors
On Tuesday, July 29th, Lake Clark National Park Service park rangers put down a sub-adult female brown bear near Silver Salmon Creek following an incident on private land adjacent to the park.
June 02, 2014
Fire Ban Lifted
Weekend storms brought an inch of rain to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, moderating fire danger enough that park officials are lifting the burn closure.
May 30, 2014
Dry Conditions Persist in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
With the forecast showing more rain likely, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will lift its ban on open burning in conjunction with the Lake and Peninsula Borough if the area receives at least a quarter inch of rain.
May 20, 2014
All Open Fires Prohibited
Effective immediately, all open fires in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve are prohibited due to high fire danger. This order will be in effect until weather and fire conditions change. The period of this ban will generally correspond to fire ban decisions put in place by the Lake and Peninsula Borough but will be managed independently based on the wide geographic range and diversity of available fuels within the park and preserve boundaries.
May 09, 2014
Elevated Fire Risk in Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake Region
Conditions are extremely dry in the Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake Region. Please be careful and refrain from burning.
May 01, 2014
Lake Clark Featured as a National Getaway
Some have called this park “little Alaska.” It is a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend on the land and water of their home
April 01, 2014
SWAN 2014 Update Available
Are you curious about the various inventory and monitoring projects that are planned to be conducted in the park? Take a look at the Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) Spring Update
March 18, 2014
Land Exchange Request
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is responding to a request for a land exchange with a privately owned parcel. The parcels being considered for the exchange are along the northwest shore of Lake Clark.
February 24, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
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.
September 02, 2013
Newhalen River Sockeye Count 2013
230,844 sockeye salmon passed the counting tower during their migration upriver to spawning grounds between June 30 and August 6, 2013. This year's daily counts and historic daily and cumulative counts are now available at the link above.
August 26, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Officially Declared Out
Sunday, August 25 the Currant Creek Fire in Lake Clark National Park was declared officially out by the State of Alaska Division of Forestry.
August 07, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Reduces Risk of Future Fires Revives Forest
The active 1784-acre Currant Creek Fire has burned for more than a month 15 miles northeast of Port Alsworth in Lake Clark National Park. Through shared wildfire responsibilities, the National Park Service and State of Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers continue to balance the risks and benefits of the lightning-caused fire.
July 31, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Responds to Hot and Dry Weather
Given the persistent hot and dry weather, the 1,784-acre Currant Creek Fire remains active on the north side of Currant Creek.
July 28, 2013
Multiple Small Columns of Smoke Observed
The fire continues to burn on the north side of Currant Creek and is expected to consume most of the remaining fuels between the fire and the north edge of Currant Creek within the next couple of days if the current weather pattern persists.
July 26, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Update
Northern portions of the Currant Creek Fire has been active during this period of hot, dry weather and two NPS fire personnel were dispatched yesterday to install a weather station on Currant Creek and monitor the fire from the ground.
July 24, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Responds to Warm Weather, Becomes Active Again
Once again warm and dry weather has settled over Lake Clark NP and the Currant Creek Fire has responded by becoming active. The Division of Forestry monitored the 779 acre-fire twice July 23.
July 15, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Remains Active
The State of Alaska Division of Forestry conducted an overflight of the Currant Creek Fire July 14 in the evening and reported that the west side of the fire was active and burning toward Lake Clark.
July 14, 2013
Smokejumpers Deployed to Currant Creek Fire
Activity on the Currant Creek Fire increased July 13 prompting State of Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers to deploy eight smokejumpers to assess the fire from the ground.
July 13, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Continues to Smolder
State of Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers flew the Currant Creek Fire late yesterday and reported seeing a column of smoke with an occasional torching tree in the fire’s northwest section. The fire activity appears to be confined to a few acres of unburned fuel inside the fire perimeter, but is expected to move downhill and slightly up valley into a pocket of spruce that did not burn in previous fire runs.
July 12, 2013
Smoke Seen at Currant Creek
Smoke was reported yesterday afternoon on the Currant Creek Fire located fifteen miles east of Port Alsworth. The State of Alaska Division of Forestry sent the Division of Forestry Air Attack from Palmer to conduct an aerial reconnaissance of the fire and check on fire activity. They reported seeing two interior spots with some open flame and one small spot smoking on the fire’s western perimeter.
July 03, 2013
July 3 Wildfire Update
Due to cool, wet weather, fire danger is low in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and Southwest Alaska. However, until a multiple day wetting rain occurs over the Currant Creek Fire, expect occasional smoke from the fire. NPS and Division of Forestry wildfire managers will keep a close eye on the fire until it is declared out.
July 01, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Smoke Column Visible Sunday
Sunday, June 30 a prominent column of smoke from the Currant Creek Fire was visible to pilots and Port Alsworth residents. The fire is 15 miles northeast of Port Alsworth and was reported initially by local residents June 26 after a thunderstorm.
June 27, 2013
New Wildfire 15 Miles Northeast of Port Alsworth
Local residents reported seeing smoke at Currant Creek as a thunder and lightning storm moved over Lake Clark the evening of June 26. Initial estimates indicate the fire is approximately 300 acres and fifteen miles northeast of Port Alsworth.
June 25, 2013
Fire Fighters Providing Protection to Private Structures
Fire fighters are providing protection to structures and smoke is increasing as the fire grows.
June 23, 2013
More Accurate Mapping Shows Kristin Creek Fire Growing
Port Alsworth, Alaska –The State of Alaska Division of Forestry mapped the Kristin Creek Fire from the air yesterday and reported that it had grown from 635 acres on June 20 to 2,409 acres. The fire was 65 percent active, smoldering primarily in tundra and moving predominately to the northwest. Four helitack fire fighters are on the ground monitoring the fire and its movements closely and focusing their efforts on reducing the wildfire risk to structures.
June 21, 2013
Kristin Creek Fire News Release June 21 2013
The Kristin Creek Fire continues to burn in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and has grown from 5 acres, as reported on June 18, to 635 acres as of June 21 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
June 19, 2013
Kristin Creek Fire News Release June 19 2013
On the evening of June 18th a wildfire ignited by lightning was discovered by National Park Service volunteers. The Kristin Fire is located in the northwest corner of Lake Clark NP&P near Kristin Creek.
July 08, 2011
General Management Plan Open Houses Scheduled
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Hosts Open Houses for the General Management Plan Amendment/ Wilderness Study Environment Impact Statement
December 11, 2007
Lake Clark Ornament Adorns White House Christmas Tree
Press release on the Lake Clark National Park ornament designed by local artist, Leticia "Tish" Bowman, for the White House Christmas tree.