Staff At Work
These are our continuing stories from the field.
2014 Resources Technician
Hello! I'm Ashley Guevara from Verona, Kentucky, a recent graduate from DePauw University with a Biology major. I'm super excited to work with the NPS and what's great about my internship is that I'll be involved in a variety of field projects so I'll get to experience a lot of different types of work as well as go to multiple locations within the parks.
Vegetation Monitoring in the Central Alaska Network
2013 Photo Media Intern
The beauty I’ve experienced in wilderness areas inspires in me a very strong reverence for the outdoors. It’s very special and important to me to preserve certain areas in the same way that they have been for thousands of years so that I and others after me can enjoy seeing them in their natural state. It’s also very important, especially in a place like Alaska, for practices such as subsistence hunting and ﬁshing to be able to continue. Many remote communities depend on living off the land for food and resources, and it is important that they have that land reserved for them. This is why I'm elated to help create a new digital photographic library of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Photographing the Work of Archaeologists in the Preserve
Boating the Yukon River to Build a Digital Library
Capturing the Alpine Charley River Headwaters in Photographs
Yukon-Charley Rivers staff along with partners from other agencies and academic institutions conduct work in the park to learn about and protect the park's ecological systems, wildlife, and historic sites. Here you'll find brief project updates that describe these research and resource management activities.
Rangers will often travel through the Preserve in winter conducting patrols to monitor visitor use and activities.
For over 20 years, YUCH biologists have studied the wolves that live in and around the Preserve.
The first year of a new archaeological survey examined approximately 9,200 acres including 7 caves.