Shamrock Mining Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment Released for Public Review/Comment
The Park has released for public review the Shamrock Mining Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment. The EA is available for public review and comment for one month. All comments must be submitted by July 3, 2013. More »
Visitors to Alaska are often concerned about encountering bears; yet more people each year are injured by moose than by bears.
Moose aren't inherently aggressive, but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat. When people don't see moose as potentially dangerous, they may approach too closely and put themselves at risk.
Give Moose plenty of room!
In the summer months, moose blend in well to their environment and can be surprisingly hard to see for such large animals. They are likely to stand their ground even when they hear people approaching, so pay close attention to your surroundings, especially in prime moose habitat such as willow thickets or around streams or ponds.
If you do find yourself close to a moose
Watch for signs that the moose is upset
Unlike with bears, it is okay to run from a moose.
If you'd like to know more about Moose and other wildlife, check out the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Notebook Series.
Did You Know?
Two herds of bison, the largest land mammal in North America, roam Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. A mature bull, at 6 feet in height and 10 feet in length, can weigh more than a ton.