WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CHISTOCHINA
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. More »
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS TO CLOSE HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER FOR THE WINTER
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will be closed for the winter beginning November 1. More »
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to Burn Piles of Debris to Reduce Fire Risk
Copper Center, Alaska –Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve wildland fire staff will burn piles of debris consisting of trees and brush beginning September 16 through September 20. The piles are located in the McCarthy and Kennecott vicinity. Fire staff will ignite piles in the morning and monitor them throughout the day. Smoke may be visible throughout the area.
The piles resulted from National Park Service fire personnel conducting a hazardous fuels treatment project in 2011 and 2012. The decreased vegetation creates a fire wise perimeter around the sites in an event of wildfire.
Visit http://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm for more information about the park's wildland fire management program.
Learn how fire staff reduce the fire risk to NPS structures and how you can do it too at: http://www.nps.gov/akso/nature/fire/firefuels.cfm.
For additional information, contact Wrangell-St. Elias Public Affairs at (907) 822-7223 or visit http://www.nps.gov/wrst/index.htm .
Did You Know?
Fireweed derives its name from the fact that it is one the first plants to spring up after a fire and during fall its leaves become inflamed with bright red and orange colors.