• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

Staff At Work

A biologist writes in a notebook

NPS/Josh Spice

We have incredible jobs, working in some of the most remote and pristine landscapes in Alaska.
These are our continuing stories from the field.
 
People
 
Portrait of Ashley Guevara
Ashley Guevara
2014 Resources Technician
Hello! I'm Ashley Guevara from Verona, Kentucky, a recent graduate from DePauw University with a Biology major. I'm super excited to work with the NPS and what's great about my internship is that I'll be involved in a variety of field projects so I'll get to experience a lot of different types of work as well as go to multiple locations within the parks.


Vegetation Monitoring in the Central Alaska Network
 
Portrait of Greg Kinman
Greg Kinman
2013 Photo Media Intern
The beauty I’ve experienced in wilderness areas inspires in me a very strong reverence for the outdoors. It’s very special and important to me to preserve certain areas in the same way that they have been for thousands of years so that I and others after me can enjoy seeing them in their natural state. It’s also very important, especially in a place like Alaska, for practices such as subsistence hunting and fishing to be able to continue. Many remote communities depend on living off the land for food and resources, and it is important that they have that land reserved for them. This is why I'm elated to help create a new digital photographic library of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Photographing the Work of Archaeologists in the Preserve

Boating the Yukon River to Build a Digital Library

Capturing the Alpine Charley River Headwaters in Photographs
 
Projects
 
Yukon-Charley Rivers staff along with partners from other agencies and academic institutions conduct work in the park to learn about and protect the park's ecological systems, wildlife, and historic sites. Here you'll find brief project updates that describe these research and resource management activities.
 
The Washington Creek Cabin in winter

Winter Patrols in Yukon-Charley Rivers (4.1mb PDF)

Rangers will often travel through the Preserve in winter conducting patrols to monitor visitor use and activities.

 
A biologist examining a sedated wolf

20 Years of Monitoring Wolves (1.2mb PDF)

For over 20 years, YUCH biologists have studied the wolves that live in and around the Preserve.

 
An archeologist sitting on a ridgetop drawing a site map

From Caverns to Ridgetops: Archeological fieldwork in Yukon-Charley Rivers (2.3mb PDF)

The first year of a new archaeological survey examined approximately 9,200 acres including 7 caves.

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