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 »
Chief Ranger Norah Martinez to Retire
Copper Center, AK - Norah Martinez, Chief Ranger at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, will retire on December 28 following 33 years of Federal service.
Norah began her career as a seasonal Park Technician with the National Park Service at Canaveral National Seashore in January 1980. From there, Norah held assignments in Padre Island National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Angeles National Forest, Cape Cod National Seashore, Grand Canyon National Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore before accepting her current assignment as Chief Ranger at Wrangell-St. Elias.
Norah recently spoke about her upcoming retirement: "I am proud to have cared for and protected these national resources and helped keep park users safe. It has been rewarding to have worked with so many NPS youth, volunteers and partnership programs over the years. I am grateful for the NPS family and the many friends I have made along the way."
Norah enjoys a busy lifestyle and plans to stay active in retirement. She will be moving to Florida and looks forward to many new adventures with family and friends.
Norah will be greatly missed at Wrangell-St. Elias. Please join us in wishing Norah the very best in retirement.
Did You Know?
Approximately 25%, or 5000 square miles, of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is glacial ice. This represents about 60% of the glacial ice in the entire state of Alaska.