September 02, 2015
Every Kid in a Park Launches
The National Park Service launches "Every Kid in a Park" campaign,
August 04, 2015
VIKING LODGE & CARIBOU CREEK PUBLIC USE CABINS REOPEN
both the Viking Lodge and the Caribou Creek PublicUse Cabins along the Nabesna Road have reopen for use.
July 16, 2015
Plans Announced for 2015 Federal Subsistence Hunt of Chisana Caribou Herd
Plans for the 2015 federal subsistence hunt for the Chisana caribou herd have been announced by Wrangell-St. Elias Superintendent Rick Obernesser, the designated federal manager for the hunt.
July 15, 2015
Federal subsistence hunting permits for Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve available starting July 27
Federal subsistence registration permits for permit hunts in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve will be available starting Monday, July 27, at the park’s Visitor Center in Copper Center and the Slana Ranger Station.
July 15, 2015
Caribou Creek & Viking Lodge Public Use Cabins Temporarily Closed
Due to continued bear activity at both the Viking Lodge and the Caribou Creek Public Use Cabins along the Nabesna Road, the cabins are closed to public use effective immediately.
July 09, 2015
Wrangell St Elias Fire Ban Lifted
Effective immediately, open fires are allowed by park regulations on all Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve lands.
July 02, 2015
July 2 Chisana River 2 Fire Update
Minimal fire activity occurred during the last week of June. The Chisana River 2 Fire is now 37,705 acres in size. This will be the final update unless significant activity takes place on this incident.
July 01, 2015
Fire Restriction Remain in Effect
Fire restrictions are still in place at the park.
June 26, 2015
Chisana River 2 Fire Update
Cooler weather on Tuesday moderated fire behavior in the upper Tanana River area. The area burned by the Chisana River 2 Fire now totals 39,230 acres.
June 24, 2015
Chisana River Fire 2 Update
Cooler weather on Tuesday moderated fire behavior in the upper Tanana River area. The area burned by the Chisana River 2 Fire increased slightly since the last update to 35,000 acres.
June 22, 2015
Chisana River 2 Fire Continues to Spread
The Chisana River 2 Fire has grown to 33,805 acres and is now the largest wildland fire burning in Alaska at this time. This lightning-caused fire began June 9 in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
June 20, 2015
Chisana River 2 Fire Increases in Size
The Chisana River 2 Fire burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is now 28,859 acres in size, an increase of over 11,500 acres in two days.
June 19, 2015
Chisana River 2 Grows to More Than 17,000 Acres
The Chisana River 2 Fire burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge was estimated at 17,179 acres as of late Thursday night and is still growing. The fire was started by lightning on June 9 and is burning about 20 miles south ofthe Alaska Highway and 25 miles from the Canadian border.
June 18, 2015
Past and prevailing weather conditions have caused extremely dry conditions in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Park officials have determined that it is necessary to prohibit the use of all open fires and activities which unduly increase the fire danger.
June 16, 2015
Chisana River 2 Fire Maintains Steady Growth Under Prime Conditions
Low relative humidity, high temperatures and Red Flag conditions for high winds pushed the Chisana River 2 Fire south under ideal burning conditions Monday, resulting in an increase of 118 acres. forest ecosystem.
June 11, 2015
Chisana River 2 Wildfire Makes 8300 Acre Run, Grows onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
Copper Center, AK – The Chisana River 2 wildfire, burning 25 miles West of Beaver Creek, Yukon Canada burned north and west yesterday, onto the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. The lightning caused fire that was sparked June 9 is now 8324 acres, a growth of 8309 acres overnight.
June 10, 2015
Lightning Strike Ignites Chisana River 2 Wildfire
A small lightning strike wildfire is detected on June 9, 2015.
May 22, 2015
Park Requests Your Diligence in Preventing Fires
October 21, 2014
NPS-Alaska Sets Hearings 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.