• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Park Planning

Welcome to the Wrangell-St. Elias Planning Webpage. The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.

The links below provides access to any current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents on public review. Your opinion does count, so please provide feedback and submit comments for any documents available for public review.

The best way to capture your views is through a website called NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC). This website covers all of the National Park Service sites including Wrangell-St. Elias. Click here to access this website.

From seashore to summit

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park extends from the Alaskan coastline to summits over 3 miles high.

FEIS Wilderness Area Designated Trails Map
January 2014

Kennecott Operations Plan - March 2013
A. Superintendent's Letter
B. Table of Contents
C. Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need
D. Chapter 2 - Alternatives
E. Chapter 3 - Affected Environment
F. Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences
G. Appendix A - Impairment Determination
H. Appendix B - ANILCA Section 810(a)
I. Appendix C - Kennecott Covenants
J. Appendix D - Nationwide Programmatic Agreement
K. Appendix E - Programmatic Agreement with SHPO

Map of Soda Lake Re-route
December 2012

Record of Decision for Nabesna ORV EIS
January 2012

Kennecott Interpretive Plan FINAL
October 2011 (7mb) File

August 2011 (17 MB) Big File

Foundation Statement
July 2011

Proposed Action Package for the Kennecott Operations Plan
June 2011

NHL Boundary Map
June 2011

Management Zones
June 2011

Mill Site Land Status
June 2011

Proposed Water Systems
June 2011

Nabesna Mine Newsletter Update
April 2011

Nabesna Mine Newsletter
February 2010

Horsfeld Concession Camp Move EA

Parkwide listing of all locations in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park/Preserve (WRST) region.

Access to Inholdings
Environmental Assessment

Access to Inholdings
Environmental Assessment
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Park Mission Statement

Long Range Interpretive Plan

Wrangell St.Elias General Management Plan (1986) (38mb)

Twin Lakes Campground Improvements EA

Twin Lakes Campground Improvements FONSI


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