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 contains approximately 13 million acres of public land in south-central Alaska. When the park and preserve were established by the U.S. Congress in 1980, certain forms of hunting and trapping were authorized for each type of area.
The National Park Service and the State of Alaska cooperatively manage the wildlife resources of the Park and Preserve. An Alaska State hunting license is required for all hunters age 16 or older. Bag and possession limits vary by species and by area. Always check current hunting regulations.
For further information on Alaska hunting, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, or write to: P.O. Box 47, Glennallen, Alaska 99588 (907)822-3461.
Sport hunting is ONLY allowed within the NATIONAL PRESERVE and must be conducted in accordance with Alaska State Law. Subsistence hunting by local rural residents is authorized in both the park and preserve.
Snow machines may be used when there is adequate snow cover. Motorboats, horses and dog-teams may also be used. Permits are not required.
Off-road vehicles (ORV), may be used on established routes only. Sport hunters are required to obtain ORV permits at any Ranger Station or the Park Headquarters. Subsistence hunters are encouraged to obtain ORV permits and use only established routes.
Maps showing the park and preserve boundaries are available for inspection and sale at all Ranger Contact Stations and the Park Headquarters. The boundaries are depicted on the 1:250,000 scale map series produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These maps are available for sale at the Federal Building in Anchorage and many sporting goods stores.
Did You Know?
Caribou often travel high into the mountains in the summer to rest on patches of remaining snow and ice, where they can escape clouds of biting insects.