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    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Headquarter's Visitor Center Switching to Winter Hours on Sept. 20th

    Wrangell-St Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be switching to winter hours starting September 20th. The new hours of operation are Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Research in the Park

Caribou Research
 

From social science to fisheries, climate change to pollution, and glaciers to geology, Wrangell-St. Elias is a living laboratory where scientists conduct research and test their hypotheses. The research permits issued for projects within the park's boundaries reflect the diversity of resources found here.

If you plan to conduct research within the park, your application should be submitted a minimum of 3 months prior to the anticipated start date of work and/or by May 1 if you are planning to conduct research between June and Mid-September. This allows for proper review and processing of your application.

 

Research Guide
A guide to conducting scientific and scholarly research in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Apply for a Research Permit
If you would like to conduct research in the park, fill out an application

Research in Wrangell-St. Elias (IRMA)
A search tool to find scientific papers and information related to research in the park

NPS Park Science Website
Science in the National Parks

Alaska Park Science
Articles are illustrated with photographs of Alaska′s spectacular scenery, wildlife, culture or history, and many describe innovative and traditional approaches to communicating knowledge through experiential learning, arts, humanities and technology.

Inventory and Monitoring: Central Alaskan Network
Inventory & Monitoring research and reports conducted in the interior of Wrangell-St. Elias and in Denali and Yukon Charley.

Inventory and Monitoring: South-East Alaska Network
Inventory & Monitoring research and reports conducted in coastal Wrangell-St. Elias and other southeast Alaskan parks

Did You Know?

Glacier

Nobody knows exactly how many glaciers exist in this park. It is estimated that Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is home to over 60% of the glacial ice in Alaska.