Denali National Park

10-04-19 KUAC MORNING NEWS

Oct 4, 2019

10-04-19 8:30 AM newscast


National Park Service / National Park Service

Wildlife advocates are again trying to get the state to halt the harvest of wolves along the northeastern boundary of Denali National Park. A petition signed by over 60 people, including members of the group Alaskans for Wildlife, seeks emergency action to protect wolves from being killed in the long contested area. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

National Park Service / National Park Service

The ongoing partial federal government shutdown is affecting Alaska’s National Parks, and hundreds of NPS employees across the state. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Susan Dudgeon

A former Denali National Park sled dog is recovering after being lost and caught in a trap. The 3 year old husky named Solace was adopted from the park kennel last fall by Susan and Greg Dudgeon of Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, people in Fairbanks and around the world stepped up to help find Solace.

Denali Winter Visitation Growing

Oct 26, 2018
Lex Treinen

A nearly four-fold increase in winter and shoulder-season visitors to Denali National Park over the last five years, is pushing infrastructure to capacity, and forcing consideration of new development. Park officials are taking feedback on potential changes at public meetings, including in Fairbanks this week. KUAC’s Lex Treinen reports.

Tim Rains / National Park Service

The state has issued an emergency order halting the killing of wolves along the northeastern boundary of Denali National Park. The order implemented in the Stampede Road area follows the trapping of Park Service collared wolves there this season. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s the latest action in a battle over wolves also valued by wildlife viewers.

Kent Miller / National Park Service

Proposals to reinstate a no wolf kill area on state land along Denali National Park’s northeast edge, will be considered by the Alaska Board of Game. The board imposed a moratorium on the controversial buffer zone proposals when it eliminated a previous one in 2010, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the issue returns to the board agenda during a week long meeting in Fairbanks that began today (Fri).


Kent Miller / National Park Service

Denali National Park’s long studied and once popularly viewed East Fork wolf pack is likely no longer. Several members of the park entrance area wolf group have been killed on state land, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the famed pack’s status is unknown.

James Havens / UA Museum of the North

Dinosaur bones have been found in Denali National Park. The bone fragments were discovered this summer by a team of University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Park Service scientists. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the researchers found the bones on a mountain slope in the Cantwell rock formation, north of the Park Road.

Denali National Park / National Park Service

A long studied and viewed Denali National Park wolf pack is on the verge of disappearing. The East Fork pack ranges near the park entrance, including on state land wolf advocates want closed to harvest. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the fate of the East Fork pack has also inspired a call for closer pack monitoring and rescue of any orphan pups.

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