Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park not only preserves history of the gold rush, but also important habitat for animals. The Chilkoot Trail ranges from intertidal zones to alpine and interior boreal forest. This corridor, used by stampeders in their haste to reach gold, has also been used by animals to move from the ocean inland and vice versa.
You can learn more about the animals in and around the park by:
- Getting to know the birds, bats, and amphibians in the park
- Exploring biodiversity across park units
- Downloading the Skagway Area Bird Checklist (PDF 730 KB), put together by the Skagway Bird Club
- Reviewing the Mammal Checklist (PDF 140 KB), based on present and historical study of the area
- Reading the Klondike Gold Rush Ecology Brochure- Wild Klondike (PDF 340 KB), to learn more about the nature of the area and the animals found here
- Learning about some of the research studies done at the park.