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 »
Copper Center, Alaska– EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYWrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has established a closure throughout all areas of the park to the lighting or maintaining of camp fires except within designated campfire rings and for warming fires in the event of hypothermia or other survival situations.
This is an emergency closure pursuant to 36 CFR 1.5 whereby the Superintendent may close all or a portion of a park area to camp fires to protect public safety and park resources. This closure will remain in effect until further notice.Violations of this closure are subject to a penalty not to exceed $5,000.00.
DETERMINATION OF NEED: Pursuant to 36 CFR 2.13(c) During periods of high fire danger, the Superintendent may close all or a portion of a park area to the lighting or maintaining of a fire.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is currently experiencing a significant period of hot, windy and dry weather that has elevated the fire danger to Extremely High.In addition, Red Flag warnings have been issued over most of the State of Alaska.
Three fires are currently burning in the park.The Chisana River Fire along the border between the park and Tetlin NWR, the Bruin Creek Fire is burning near King City along the Chisana River, and the Edge Creek Fire in the vicinity of the Chisana River. The weather is predicted to stay hot and dry with lightning forecasted for the end of the week.
For additional information please contact Eric Veach at 907-822-7212.
Did You Know?
Mt. Drum, a volcano located in the Wrangell Volcanic Field, was named by Lt. Henry Allen in 1885 for Adj. General Richard Drum.