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 »
Ranger Pete Dalton Retires
Copper Center, AK -Pete Dalton, Copper River District Ranger at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, retired on November 30 following 37 years with the National Park Service.
>Pete's first position with the NPS was at Pinnacles National Monument as a Generalist Ranger Interpreter in 1975. He received his law enforcement commission in 1977. As a result of Pete's enthusiasm, natural abilities and leadership skills, he was quickly promoted to senior positions and leadership roles for the Service. Pete served as the area Ranger at Yosemite National Park, Sub-District Ranger and Emergency Service Coordinator at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Backcountry Supervisor at Yellowstone National Park before taking his current assignment at Wrangell-St. Elias.
Throughout his career, Pete has received numerous awards and honors including two Medal of Valor awards for performance during technical swift water rescue operations (Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Yosemite National Park), and the National Medal of Valor Award "Rand-Zimmerman Award" in recognition of effort in the area of technical rescue presented by the National Association of Search and Rescue.
Pete's wisdom, depth of knowledge, traditional ranger skills and professionalism will be greatly missed at Wrangell-St. Elias. Please join us in wishing Pete the very best in retirement.
Did You Know?
There are 48 species of mammals in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, ranging in size from the tiny shrew to the mighty bison.