WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CHISTOCHINA
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. More »
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS TO CLOSE HEADQUARTER’S VISITOR CENTER FOR THE WINTER
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center in Copper Center will be closed for the winter beginning November 1. More »
Wrangell Youth Summer Work Programs
During the summer season of 2008, Wrangell-St. Elias conducted two youth programs--the Youth Conservation Corp and the Youth Partnership Program. Students are hired to work any number of different jobs, from working at the visitor center front desk, to assisting the park's information technician to picking exotic invasive plants.
This video tracks the orientation trip and their early stages of student work during the summer season. The YCC students were tasked with learning about the park by participating in programs, tours, activities, and discussions at the park areas they visited so that they could speak knowledgeably with park visitors throughout the summer season. The YPP students were also getting acquainted with park areas they had never visited while beginning their work to remove exotic plants from different areas of the park. During this trip, the YPP students removed exotic dandelions from the Root Glacier Trail.
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Did You Know?
The first automobile traveled the Valdez Trail, which later evolved into the Richardson Highway, in 1913. Its average speed was a blistering 9 MPH.