Wolf tracks in the sand along the Yukon River

NPS/Josh Spice

The National Park Service recognizes that animal, human, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked and viewed holistically. A healthy ecosystem is a place where people, animals, plants, and natural processes interact in ways that support life within an historic range of variability. The living and nonliving components of the ecosystem are often connected in ways that are obscure, or are very complex and unexpected. Science (both western science and local knowledge) is essential in understanding these connections. By focusing research and monitoring on vital resources within an ecosystem, Park biologists and cooperating scientists can provide management with crucial information on current conditions and long-term trends of these vital resources. This will help ensure that the ecosystems are sustained for future generations.



Environmental Factors

Natural Features & Ecosystems


Wildland Fire


Connecting Further

Looking for reports or data about research in the Preserve? Explore the NPS Inventory & Montoring Program's Central Alaska Network website.

Interested in conducting research in Yukon-Charley Rivers? Information outlining requirements and considerations for research in wilderness.

Read the Alaska Park Science, a publication of science-related topics from all the national parks in Alaska.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 167
Eagle, AK 99738


(907) 547-2233
This is a summer seasonal phone that will be answered from June 1 - September 30. From October 1 to May 31, please contact the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Fairbanks, Alaska at (907) 459-3730.

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