Air Pollution in Eagle, Alaska
There are possible elevated levels of air pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, in Eagle, AK that may be due to shale rock oil fires in the vicinity. The town is also impacted by smoke from wildfires, depending on wind direction. See link for more info. More »
NPS Photo by Josh Spice
Yukon-Charley Rivers is home to many amazing Alaskan animals, many of which are under current scientific investigation. Most notably, are the peregrine falcons that nest on the bluffs along the Yukon River. Populations have rebounded from the effects of DDT and now available space along the river is potentially the limiting factor.
The wolves of Yukon-Charley Rivers are also a species of concern, as they are a sign of ecosystem health. Their population is monitored each winter by aerial surveys and radio-collared individual wolves.Click on each of the links above or below to learn more about the animals of Yukon-Charley Rivers.
Did You Know?
Yukon-Charley Rivers is home to the largest nesting habitat of American Peregrine Falcons in all of North America.