Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve News
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Information Now Available for Federal Subsistence Fishing Permits in the Upper Copper River
April 25, 2023 | 1:06 pm
Federal Subsistence Fishing in the Upper Copper River Opens May 15. Permit Requests Accepted via Phone Starting April 25. Pre-season Permit Pick Up Event on May 9. Permits Available for Pick Up Starting May 12.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center Hours for Summer 2023
April 24, 2023 | 9:35 am
Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center, Copper Center May 12 – September 17, daily 9:00am-5:00pm. Kennecott Visitor Center May 26 – September 8, daily 9:00am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Slana Ranger Station May 26 – September 23, daily 9:00am-5:00pm. Chitina Ranger Station May 26 – September 4, daily 9:00am-5:00pm.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Publishes the 2023 Superintendent’s Compendium
March 30, 2023 | 2:11 pm
After review and consideration of the need for annual updates, the 2023 Compendium includes the following changes: Instituting a camping restriction at the Slana Ranger Station and rescinding interim language regarding commercial filming.
National Park Service to Burn Debris Piles in Copper Center and near the Nabesna Road, AK
March 14, 2023 | 9:32 am
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Fire Management staff will conduct debris pile burns March 16th through March 19th, if weather conditions allow. The piles are located near the park’s Headquarters & Visitor Center near Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK and a cabin site near Mile 42 of the Nabesna Road.
Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission Meetings Feb. 23-24
February 7, 2023 | 10:54 am
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center (Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway) and by teleconference on Thursday, February 23, and Friday, February 24, 2023, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Superintendent’s Compendium Changes
January 20, 2023 | 4:20 pm
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Superintendent’s Compendium. The compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under the discretionary authority of the park Superintendent. It is updated annually and is a written compilation that addresses designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions and/or specifications. The Compendium, as part of the park-related regulations, helps provide for the use, enjoyment and protection of Alaska's National Parks.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Seeks Candidates for Subsistence Resource Commission
November 23, 2022 | 8:04 am
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is accepting applications through January 30, 2023, for seats on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC). The SRC provides a venue for local subsistence users to provide input into the management of subsistence resources in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It was established under the provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and charged with recommending a program for subsistence hunting in the park.
Plans Announced for Winter Federal Subsistence Moose Hunt in Portion of Unit 11
October 20, 2022 | 9:13 am
Plans for the winter federal subsistence hunt for moose in a portion of Unit 11 were announced on October 20 by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent Ben Bobowski, the designated federal manager for the hunt. For the 2022-23 hunt, the harvest quota is 7 bull moose. The hunt will open on November 20 and close on January 20 or earlier if the quota has been reached. Hunters are asked to report back within three days of harvesting an animal or at the end of the season if unsuccessful. For recorded information about the status of the hunt, hunters can call (907) 822-7203.
Heather Yates Selected as Chief Ranger
October 19, 2022 | 9:51 am
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST) is pleased to announce that Heather Yates has been selected as Chief Ranger.
Visitor Center Hours for Summer 2022
May 6, 2022 | 11:14 am
Park info, permits, park film and bookstore. Copper Center 5/13 - 9/18, Kennecott 5/27 - 9/11, Slana 5/23 - 9/24, Chitina 5/27 - 9/5.