• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • 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 »

Nature & Science

The Yukon River at Biederman Bluff
NPS Photo by Josh Spice
 
The National Park Service recognizes that animal, human, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked and viewed holistically. A healthy ecosystem is a place where people, animals, plants, and natural processes interact in ways that support life within an historic range of variability. The living and nonliving components of the ecosystem are often connected in ways that are obscure, or are very complex and unexpected. Science (both western science and local knowledge) is essential in understanding these connections. By focusing research and monitoring on vital resources within an ecosystem, Park biologists and cooperating scientists can provide management with crucial information on current conditions and long-term trends of these vital resources. This will help ensure that the ecosystems are sustained for future generations.
 

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Looking for reports or data about research in the Preserve? Explore the NPS Inventory & Montoring Program's Central Alaska Network website.

Interested in conducting research in Yukon-Charley Rivers? Information outlining requirements and considerations for research in wilderness.

Did You Know?

Charley River

The 1.1 million acre Charley River watershed is the only complete watershed managed by the federal government.