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 »
Chisana River Fire Continues to Grow
Tok, Alaska –– The Chisana River Fire has grown to 40,525 acres as Alaska's Eastern Interior continues to bake under record hot, dry conditions.The fire is burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and in the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
The fire is approximately 13 miles west of the Canadian border, 18 miles west of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada and 21 miles northeast of Chisana.The Alaska Division of Forestry has assembled a contingent of Alaskan and Canadian fire managers to manage the fire.They will be based in Beaver Creek for closer proximity to the fire.
Fire is part of an important natural process in the boreal forest and the Chisana River fire is being allowed to burn to benefit the health of the ecosystem.The fire is leaving a mosaic of burned and unburned spruce and hardwoods that will increase habitat diversity for use by wildlife.
Smoke from the Chisana River fire is visible and may be heavy at times.If smoke impacts the Alaska Highway, motorists are asked to use caution, slow down, and drive with their headlights on.Updated information on travel conditions can be found athttp://511.alaska.gov.
Wildland fire smoke information is available at http://www.dec.state.ak.us/air/smokemain.htm.
A Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory remains in effect for most of Alaska, due to record heat and dry fuels.Read more at: http://fire.ak.blm.gov/content/weather/outlooks/FFBehavior.pdf.
Photos and maps of the Chisana River Fire are available at http://inciweb.org/incident/3440/.
Information is also available at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park: http://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/currentfireinfo.htm
Did You Know?
Moose are the largest member of the deer family, with large mature bulls standing 7 feet tall at the shoulders and weighing 1600 pounds.