Lost Creek Wolf Pack Eliminated
NPS wildlife biologists lost the ability to research radio-collared wolves from the Lost Creek pack, which has historically used Yukon-Charley Rivers. The Alaska Dept of Fish and Game eliminated all 11 members of the pack outside of the preserve last week More »
Fire is the major ecological process on the landscape in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Episodic large and small-scale wildland fires burn across the preserve. The preserve lies within the northern boreal forest ecological zone and a climatic region known as the interior basin. Mountains to the north and south tend to block moderating oceanic air masses, resulting in high temperatures, low precipitation and frequent lightning occurrences in the summer months. Due to these factors, fire persists as an inextricable environmental factor and has been a constant force of change for thousands of years.
Learn more about current fires in Yukon-Charley Rivers.
Alaska and nationwide fire information:Alaska Fire Service
Alaska Division of Forestry, Fire Management Programs and Current Fire Information
National Park Service Fire and Aviation/Firenet
National Interagency Fire Center
FIREWISE is a multi-agency program that teaches individuals who they can lessen the risk of wildland fire to their home, property and community.
Did You Know?
Over 120,000 acres of forest were burned in Yukon-Charley Rivers N.P. during the 1999 fire season, threatening or destroying several historic sites.