June 19, 2015 All Open Fires Prohibited in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is banning the use of all open fires until further notice, including any form of wood or charcoal-based fire, even in established fire rings. Open fire restrictions will be lifted when areas receive at least 1/4 inch of precipitation and/or when fire danger moderates.
April 17, 2014 High Fish Mercury Levels Discovered
Fish sampled in four Alaskan national parks have tested positive for mercury and in some cases exceeded State of Alaska unlimited human consumption thresholds for women and children.