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 »
2013 National Public Lands Day – Chitina Fishwheel Area
Copper Center, Alaska– A National Public Lands Day clean-up event will be held on Saturday, August 3, in Chitina, Alaska, across the Copper River bridge on the north side where the fish wheels are located.Come join us and help clean-up debris and trash along the Copper River.
Clean-up will consist of burning scrap wood, recycling and picking up trash that has accumulated over the years.Sign-up begins at 9:30am in the sign-up tent just across the bridge on the north side. A safety briefing is at 10:00am and clean-up begins at 10:30.Please bring the following personal protective equipment: boots, leather gloves, sunglasses/safety glasses, rain jacket and a water bottle. The first 100 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle!
Lunch will be provided for all registered volunteers at the Chitina Wayside (lunch voucher received at sign-up).
Clean-up efforts will end at 3:00pm
The following partners have made this year's Public Lands Day possible: Ahtna Incorporated, Bureau of Land Management, Chitina Corporation, Chitina Hotel, Copper Basin Sanitation, Copper Country Alliance, Copper River Watershed Project, Native Village of Chitina, State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment and Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
For more information contact Marnie Graham at 907-822-7325
Did You Know?
The fishwheel, a device relied upon by many Alaskans today for harvesting salmon, was first used in the U.S. in North Carolina in 1829. A good spot to observe fishwheels in action is in the Copper River, near Chitina.