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 »
New Growth on the Chisana River Fire
Tok, Alaska –– Fire managers are continuing to monitor the Chisana River Fire with surveillance flights to size up the acreage and observe fire behavior.The fire, burning in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, has grown to 44,531 acres.The growth in acreage was on the south side of the fire, along the eastern edge of the Chisana River, with minimal growth to the north and east.
Currently, no resources are
threatened by the fire.However, fire
managers have developed contingency plans and are prepared to take action if
resources are threatened. The fire is approximately 13 miles west of the
Canadian border, 18 miles west of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada and
The Alaska Division of Forestry has assembled a combined Alaska/Canada organization of fire managers, based in Beaver Creek, for better proximity to the fire.
The fire has sent a smoky haze over portions of the Copper River Valley and along the Alaska Highway. 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 at http://511.alaska.gov and www.511yukon.ca
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.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 http://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/currentfireinfo.htm
Did You Know?
The oldest road in Alaska, the Richardson Highway, evolved from a 5-foot wide pack route called the Valdez Trail. This route, initiated in 1898, served as the only land access to Interior Alaska until completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942.