• 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 »

Plant and Wildlife Habitat

Orchids in the forest
NPS Photo by Josh Spice
 
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.

Peregrine Falcons
The preserve contains excellent peregrine falcon habitat that hosts one of the largest naturally recovered populations of the American peregrine falcon.

Predator-Prey Relationships
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.

Unaltered Ecosystems
Preserving the pristine free-flowing Charley River system provides an opportunity to understand, model, and predict entire watershed dynamics.

Partnerships
The preserve staff participates in state, national, and international efforts to understand fish and bird populations, including the transcontinental Beringia phenomenon.

Fire Ecosystems
Fire is the primary natural disturbance on the landscape within the preserve and results in a mosaic of successional vegetation.
 

Did You Know?

Wolf track

Wolves (Canis lupis) are the largest wild members of the canine family living within the preserve. There are 13 packs that use portions of the preserve.