Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve


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Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve,

2,526,512 acres (1,022,879 hectares), E central Alaska. The preserve, which protects the two river basins, near the Canadian border, contains paleontological and archeological sites, as well as old cabins and relics from the gold rush of 1898. Proclaimed a national monument in 1978, it was designated a national preserve in 1980. The 88-mi (142-km) Charley Wild River, authorized in 1980, lies entirely within the preserve. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Address:4175 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone:907-457-5752
Fax:907-455-0601
Web: www.nps.gov/yuch/
Size: 2,526,512 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Yukon-Charley National Monument on December 1, 1978; established as a national preserve on December 2, 1980.
Location:115 miles of the 1,800-mile Yukon River and the entire Charley River basin along the Canadian border in east-central Alaska. There is no road access, but two highways serve towns near the Preserve boundaries. The 161-mile Taylor Hwy. begins at Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway and ends at Eagle, 12 miles from the preserve. The 162-mile Steese Hwy. begins in Fairbanks and end in Circle, 14 miles from the preserve. Scheduled air taxis from Fairbanks serve Eagle and Circle, located upriver and downriver of the preserve, respectively.
Facilities:Visitor center, public use cabins.
Activities:Camping, hiking, boating, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Most visitors to the preserve float the Yukon or Charley rivers. The Charley, an 88-mile wild river, is considered by many to be the most spectacular river in Alaska. Numerous rustic cabins and historic sites on the preserve are reminders of the importance of the Yukon River during the 1898 Gold Rush. Paleontological and archeological sites here add much to our knowledge of man and his environment thousands of years ago.

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Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve occupies a pivotal location at the latitudinal and elevational ecotone between boreal forest and tundra, and data collected during this study will provide a baseline for monitoring changes in avian distribution and abundance.
Ecological subsections of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Effectiveness of ecological units for stratification of bird habitat in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska.
Owl and wintering bird surveys, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, 1999 progress report, http://science.