It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The following pages explore some of the many natural and cultural resources which make Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve unique.
Did You Know?
The name “Chitina”, meaning “copper river” in the Ahtna tongue, has
undergone quite an evolution. In 1870, William Dall, USGS, spelled
it “Chechitno” and “Chetchitno”. In 1885, explorer Henry T. Allen used
the term “Chittyna”.