Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve News
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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Extends Public Comment Period on the Kennecott Operations and Management Plan
November 13, 2023 | 3:44 pm
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST) is extending the comment period for the Kennecott Operations and Management Plan (KOMP) to December 10, 2023.
Harvest Quota Announced for Winter Federal Subsistence Moose Hunt in a Portion of Unit 11
October 11, 2023 | 4:33 pm
The harvest quota for the winter federal subsistence hunt for moose in a portion of Unit 11 was announced on October 11, 2023.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission Announces September 27-28 Meeting
September 14, 2023 | 11:26 am
The WRST SRC will meet at the Visitor Center in Copper Center (Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway) and by teleconference on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9am - 5pm to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Invites Public Comment on the Kennecott Operations and Management Plan
September 14, 2023 | 11:09 am
The draft KOMP is available for comment through the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) portal through November 10, 2023.
Update on Aircraft Recovery Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
September 13, 2023 | 12:03 pm
Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve rangers, working closely with Alaska State Troopers and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), have called off recovery efforts for the pilot, passenger, and plane of the Beech B-36TC that crashed on Aug. 27 on Mt. Leeper, a remote and mountainous area in the southwest portion of the park near its boundary with Canada.
Plane Crash Rescue Shifts to a Recovery Effort at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
September 2, 2023 | 10:38 am
Rescue efforts for a passenger and pilot in a downed plane in the southern part of Wrangell St. Elias National Park have shifted to a recovery effort today. Due to difficult terrain, extremely remote location, and developing winter conditions, it is expected that recovery efforts may take an extended period of time.
Federal subsistence hunting permits for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve available starting July 27
July 17, 2023 | 3:40 pm
Federal subsistence registration permits for hunts in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve will be available starting Thursday, July 27.
Plans Announced for 2023 Federal Subsistence Hunt of Chisana Caribou Herd
July 17, 2023 | 11:48 am
This week plans for the 2023 federal subsistence hunt for the Chisana caribou herd were announced by Wrangell-St. Elias Superintendent Ben Bobowski, the designated federal manager for the hunt. Consistent with the cooperative management plan for the herd, the harvest quota is 6 bull caribou.
Use Care On Streams and Rivers During High-Water Event on the Kennicott River
July 10, 2023 | 5:15 pm
A brief advisory by the National Weather Service was released to recommend that residents and recreationalists in the area use caution with high water. Water levels have dropped, but danger is still evident for boaters and recreationalists that may be on the Kennicott River or downstream rivers and streams, such as the Chitina and Copper Rivers.
Getting to Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark
June 30, 2023 | 12:23 pm
Summer is a great time for visitors to experience the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark (NHL) and nearby scenic landscapes. The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that there are now two authorized shuttle services from McCarthy to Kennecott. Shuttle times and information are available at the Kennicott River bridge. You can also reach Kennecott by bicycling or walking approximately 5 miles to the mill town.