Denali National Park

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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.

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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).


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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.

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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.

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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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A new study identifies factors influencing wolf viewing opportunities in Denali National Park. Seeing a wolf has long been a draw for Denali visitors, but it’s become increasing rare to sight the predators along the park road. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Park Service study looks at why.

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The Alaska Board of Game has approved a National Park Service proposal aimed at reducing the number of park wolves killed outside the Denali’s northern boundary. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s the latest move in a long running debate over how to manage park wolves that roam onto state land.

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A fall count of Denali National Park wolves indicates a slight rebound of the predator’s depressed population in the park. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the overall population remains near a 30 year low, and fewer visitors report seeing the animals.

Ken Conger (National Park Service)

Wolf hunting season is scheduled to open next month in and around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf numbers. This spring, Park biologists counted fewer than 50 Denali wolves, heightening a long running battle over the popularly viewed animals. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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There’s renewed push for greater protection of declining Denali National Park wolves.  The effort follows news that a Park wolf was discovered dead last month from a snare injury. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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