Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve News
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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Lifts Nugget Creek Trail Closure
September 24, 2022 | 8:58 am
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has lifted the September 12th closure of a section of the Nugget Creek Trail off the McCarthy Rd. It was closed due to a bear-cached moose carcass on the trail.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Encourages Aviation Safety after Recent Crashes
September 20, 2022 | 11:11 am
Wrangell-St. Elias reported a fourth aircraft accident in the National Park and Preserve in a news release dated September 6th, exceeding an annual average of two -three plane crashes a year. Three additional accidents near the Fosse, Cooper Pass, and Cottonwood Creek in recent days take the total number of crashes in the Park and Preserve up to seven this year. None of these accidents have resulted in human fatalities or major injuries, fortunately, but they are still cause for concern.
Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission Announces October 3-4 Meeting
September 16, 2022 | 9:18 am
The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet by teleconference on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October4, 2022, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. These are the alternate meeting dates published in the Federal Register.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Closed Section of Nugget Creek Trail Due to Bear Activity
September 12, 2022 | 6:15 pm
Nugget Creek Trail off the McCarthy Rd is closed at the 12- and 13-mile sections due to a bear-cached moose carcass on the trail. These sections of trail are closed until it is confirmed the carcass has been consumed and the bear is no longer utilizing the area.
Plane Crash at Jakes Bar Airstrip in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
September 6, 2022 | 10:14 am
On September 3, 2022, the National Park Service (NPS) was notified of a plane crash at the Jakes Bar airstrip in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve involving a Cessna 180. They were picked up by a friend on Sunday, September 4 and transported back to Anchorage.
Plane Crash and Rescue Near Ptarmigan Lake in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
August 8, 2022 | 5:29 pm
Alaska State Troopers and NPS dispatched aircraft to the scene and verified that the pilot and passenger were ambulatory but determined that a helicopter rescue was needed.
Federal subsistence hunt for the Chisana Caribou Herd in a portion of Unit 12 CLOSED for the 2022 season.
July 22, 2022 | 2:39 pm
The Superintendent of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, has issued an Emergency Special Action setting a harvest quota of zero and closing the Federal subsistence hunt for the Chisana Caribou Herd in a portion of Unit 12 for the 2022 season.
Campfire Restrictions Lifted within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
July 15, 2022 | 8:51 am
With wetter and cooler weather moving into southcentral Alaska and moderating fire activity, Superintendent Ben Bobowski announced today that effective immediately, campfires are again permitted throughout Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Federal subsistence hunting permits for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve available starting July 26
July 13, 2022 | 12:05 pm
Permits will be available for moose hunts in Unit 11 and a portion of Unit 12, a goat hunt in Unit 11, and sheep hunts for people 60 years of age or older in Units 11 and 12. No permits for Unit 11 and 12 caribou hunts in Wrangell-St. Elias are available at this time.
Hiker Falls on the Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
July 12, 2022 | 1:52 pm
Patient was transported off the glacier by litter and then transferred to an ambulance for transport to advanced medical care.