Nature and Science

NPSpecies Checklists

Our natural resource specialists keep track of animal and plant species within the park. They are documented within a database called NPSpecies. If you'd like to view or print out a checklist of species, please follow these directions:

  • NPSpecies is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
  • Open NPSpecies
  • Choose Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve from the drop-down list and click "Go".
  • Choose the category of species you'd like to see. (For example, choose "Mammals" to see a mammals checklist.) Then click the "Search" button.
  • Finally, click the "Report/Pdf" button.
  • Now you can either view the species checklist or print it out!

Research and Monitoring

Find out more about scientific Research & Monitoring in the park!

If you'd like to learn more about current and past research in Alaska National Parks, check out Alaska Nature and Science. There are also scientific articles illustrated with photographs of Alaska′s spectacular scenery, wildlife, culture or history, and many describe innovative and traditional approaches to communicating knowledge through experiential learning, arts, humanities and technology.

Community and Copper in a Wild Land

This book introduces the natural and cultural history of the Kennecott Valley. It provides an overview of the flora, fauna, and cultural history of the region.

Last updated: June 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


907 822-5234

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