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.
WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET BY TELECONFERENCE AND IN COPPER CENTER
Copper Center, AK - The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at park headquarters in Copper Center and via teleconference on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Commission business will include an opportunity to comment on two proposals to change federal subsistence fisheries regulations in the Yakutat Area, an update on trail work in the Nabesna District, the park's proposed compendium for 2013, and a presentation on the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. The meeting is open to the public, and public testimony opportunities are provided. Written comments may also be submitted through the park subsistence coordinator by Friday, October 26 for presentation at the meeting.
The meeting will begin at 9 AM and adjourn when business is completed. Teleconferencing is available upon request. You must call the park at 907-822-7236 or 907-822-5234 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to request the teleconference information. A draft agenda for the meeting is available on the park web site www.nps.gov/wrst.
Additional information may be obtained by calling Barbara Cellarius, subsistence coordinator for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, at 822-7236.
Did You Know?
The fishwheel, a device relied upon by many Alaskans today for harvesting salmon, was first used in the U.S. in North Carolina in 1829. A good spot to observe fishwheels in action is in the Copper River, near Chitina.