May 26, 2015
Lightning Strike Ignites Trout Fire on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
On May 24, a lightning strike started a wildfire on the Yukon-Charley River National Preserve, East of Trout Creek and South of the Yukon River. The fire is torching individual spruce trees and burning downhill in the tundra. As of May 26, the fire is estimated to be 250 acres and is threatening a preserve cabin. Four firefighters are in place and have implemented a structure protection plan.
May 20, 2015
All Open Fires Prohibited in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
Effective immediately, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve officials are prohibiting the use of open fires in the preserve due to the high fire danger. No open campfires will be allowed in the preserve, but the use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be permitted. No ground fire of any type, including wood or charcoal-based fires, are permitted. This order will be in effect until the weather and fire conditions change.
June 26, 2014
Caribou Hunting Emergency Order
Alaska Department of Fish & Game Emergency Order Number 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B, north of the Yukon River and including islands, to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve at this time.
Zone 2, south of the Yukon River, is unaffected by this emergency order.
June 20, 2014
Prohibition of Unmanned Aircraft in National Parks
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today signed a policy memorandum that directs superintendents nationwide to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.
February 28, 2014
Lost Creek Wolf Pack Eliminated
National Park Service (NPS) wildlife biologists lost the ability to research radio-collared wolves from the Lost Creek pack, which has historically used Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) eliminated all 11 members of the pack outside of the preserve last week as part of ADF&G’s ongoing aerial predator control program in the upper Yukon and Fortymile Rivers region.