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 »
Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve to burn piles 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 from Oct. 1, 2012 - Oct. 6, 2012. The piles are located in the McCarthy and Kennicott 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 an interagency effort in 2011 to reduce thick vegetation on the Wrangell-St. Elias NP boundary to McCarthy. Fire staff worked hard to decrease vegetation in order to reduce the fire risk to McCarthy and increase public and firefighter safety during a wildfire. Burning the debris piles is the last step before completing this successful project. Visit http://www.nps.gov/wrst/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm for more information about the park's wildland fire management program.
Have you planned your fall Firewise project? Reduce the fire risk to your home now not next spring or summer when the risk is greater. Fall is a great time to limb and thin trees on your property and clean up any other fuel sources around your home. Rather than burning your slash, build piles and cover them until winter. Ignite them when snow is on the ground and use safe burning practices. Learn how fire staff reduce the fire risk to NPS structures and how you can do it too 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 .
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A very seismatically active spot on the planet, Alaska averages 50 earthquakes annually with a magitude greater than 5.