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 »
Geology and Paleontology
Geological features within the preserve reveal a nearly continuous record of the floral, faunal, and tectonic history of east-central Alaska. The geology of the region also reveals fossil-bearing rock and sedimentary deposits that help scientists to track changes in the earth millions of years ago.
Movement along the Tintina Fault, of of the great fault systems in western North America, revealed the gold deposits that ignited the famous Klondike Gold Rush.
The preserve contains an uninterrupted sequence of fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks and some of the oldest known microfossils in existence have been found in this area.
Sediments in bluffs along the Yukon River span some 700,000 years and displays the evolution of this river system through multiple glacial episodes.
Research and Education
The preserve provides opportunities to study geological and paleontological evidence of changing climate, landscapes, and ecosystems.
Did You Know?
The 1.1 million acre Charley River watershed is the only complete watershed managed by the federal government.