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November 2017

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ben bobowski

Ben Bobowski, Superintendent,
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Many projects underway to improve nation’s largest park

How has the 2016 tourist season been for the park?

We've had a great 2016 season at Wrangell- St. Elias National Park and Preserve! We served over 85,000 visitors as we celebrated the National Park Service Centennial. This was an increase from last year and has been the trend for a few years now.

Is there a memorable story that has happened at the park this season?

On August 25, we celebrated the National Park Service Centennial in our park. We joined parks nationwide to celebrate. We provided several special programs that showcased the history of the NPS, some of our new projects being developed, such as new Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark Exhibits. We shared cake and ice cream with over 400 visitors as we discussed looking forward to the next 100 years. It was great to see the enthusiasm in our visitors and employees alike. read more