• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B 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. 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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Connecting Further

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.

Read the Alaska Park Science, a publication of science-related topics from all the national parks in Alaska.

Did You Know?

Peregrine Falcon with chicks

Yukon-Charley Rivers is home to the largest nesting habitat of American Peregrine Falcons in all of North America.