Applications are being accepted for summer seasonal positions.
The application period is open for summer seasonal positions. Please click on the "Employment" link for more information. More »
Nabesna Area ORV Regulations Proposed by Wrangell-St. Elias
A regulation package for the management of off-road vehicle (ORV) use in the Nabesna District of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve was published in the Federal register on Jan. 15. It is available for public review and comment for 60 days. More »
HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER TO REOPEN FOR THE SUMMER
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will re-open on April 1, 2014. More »
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Seeks Candidates for Subsistence Resource Commission
Nominations for candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission are being accepted through March 31, 2014. More »
Hearings Set for Hunting and Domestic Goat 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. WRST will also take comments on a proposal to prohibit domestic goats. More »
CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS
Information that scientists gather can play an important role not only in how Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is managed, but also in how we manage some of the greater issues that face our planet. Our current understanding of historical, biological, cultural, social, and physical resources has been gained through exploration and research conducted since the late nineteenth century.
INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE RESEARCHERS
Suggested timeline for proposals:
An integrated compliance review process assesses the scientific integrity and appropriateness of research activities. The primary compliance requirements that must be addressed prior to project approval include:
PREPARING A PROPOSAL
1) Submit your proposal to the NPS Research and Permit and Reporting System. This site requires you to enter basic information regarding your project. You can cut and paste most material from your proposal into the form. Refer to the General Park Stipulations for Research Permits and be aware of the Curatorial Responsibilities of Researchers who undertake research in the park.
2) Key points to include in your application:
3) Links to additional information that might be useful in putting together your permit
· Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA)
· NPS GIS Data and Information Clearinghouse
4) Once you have submitted your proposal: the Research Coordinator at the park will contact you to clarify any details or alert you to problems that might arise. The coordinator will meet with the park compliance inter-disciplinary team (CIDT – this team generally meets the 2nd Thursday of every month) and shepherd your proposal through the evaluation process. The coordinator will provide you with updates periodically and is the person ultimately responsible for issuing your permit. In general, you can expect this process to take up to 3 months.
For more information, please contact:
Did You Know?
If you want to get away from the crowds, Alaska might just be for you. The population density of Alaska is about 1 person per square mile!