February 28, 2014
Lost Creek Wolf Pack Eliminated
National Park Service (NPS) wildlife biologists lost the ability to research radio-collared wolves from the Lost Creek pack, which has historically used Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) eliminated all 11 members of the pack outside of the preserve last week as part of ADF&G’s ongoing aerial predator control program in the upper Yukon and Fortymile Rivers region.
February 27, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.
The restrictions generally mirror those in place last year. These restrictions are in response to decisions by the Alaska Board of Game to liberalize hunting seasons and methods for wolves, coyotes, and bears. The board has also rejected proposals by the National Park Service to exclude preserves from these practices, an action that would have made federal restrictions unnecessary. The NPS restrictions do not affect subsistence harvest under Federal Subsistence Regulations.
August 19, 2013
Gelvin's Landing Area Safety Advisory
The National Park Service has determined that a gravel bar commonly used for airplane landings on the Charley River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is not safe for the landing of airplanes.
August 14, 2013
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.