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 »
Plant and Wildlife Habitat
The Yukon River and its tributaries within the preserve provide habitat for one of the largest breeding populations of peregrine falcons in North America and habitat for many other species of plants and wildlife.
Unique Plant Communities
The preserve provides habitat for subarctic steppe and rare endemic plant species.
The preserve contains excellent peregrine falcon habitat that hosts one of the largest naturally recovered populations of the American peregrine falcon.
The preserve provides the habitat for a natural predator-prey relationship to unfold on the landscape. The preserve provides the habitat and prey species required by large carnivores such as bears and wolves to exist in their natural state.
Preserving the pristine free-flowing Charley River system provides an opportunity to understand, model, and predict entire watershed dynamics.
The preserve staff participates in state, national, and international efforts to understand fish and bird populations, including the transcontinental Beringia phenomenon.
Fire is the primary natural disturbance on the landscape within the preserve and results in a mosaic of successional vegetation.
Did You Know?
The 1,979 mile long Yukon River flows through Yukon-Charley Rivers for 128 miles at 6-8 mph, to eventually empty into the Bering Sea.