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Denali: New name, same park really people management, which is what a lot of our wildlife techs are doing," said former Denali spokesperson Kris Fister, who now is the spokesperson for Gates Of The Arctic Preserve.Part of it is education because visitors don't realize...
Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...prevented immediate strangulation and allowed the wolf to escape the trap's anchor, according to park spokeswoman Kris Fister.Because of that, it wasn't immediately clear if the wolf was trapped illegally inside the national park or legally...
Park Service says drones could disturb wildlife

...wildlife or people watching it, according to a park spokeswoman.The video was shot by a drone flying near mew gulls, Kris Fister told KUAC-FM, and was posted on YouTube."They were in the Savage River parking lot and they flew up and provided...
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Airlift sent for marooned Denali guests, employees

...prompted the closure of the only road into the park on Thursday.Overnight rains swelled small streams, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said. Flooding in the Kantishna area, near the end of the 92-mile road, prompted a road closure near Wonder Lake...
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Winds push wildfire haze into Denali

...Denali National Park and Preserve was covered in haze Sunday from wildfires in Alaska's Interior. Park spokeswoman Kris Fister said winds moved smoke into the park, including its busy visitors area at the entrance. Fister said there are several...
Mechanics' strike continues at Denali

...workers who work at Denali National Park continued through the Independence Day weekend. But Denali's spokeswoman Kris Fister says the picketing has not slowed down the stream of visitors to the park in the busy summer season.
Small plane found in Denali National Park

...biologist who went missing while searching for wolves in Denali National Park was found Thursday. Park spokeswoman Kris Fister said the white and blue Cessna 185 that carried biologist Gordon Haber and pilot Daniel McGregor was spotted in some...
California man dies of heart attack in Denali National Park

...California man has died of an apparent heart attack during a ranger-led hike in Denali National Park. Park spokeswoman Kris Fister identified the victim as 48-year-old James Brown of Coto de Caza, Calif. The death occurred Wednesday on a hike...
Park Service would ban hunting bear cubs in dens

...ban hunting black bear cubs and sows with cubs in their dens in the Denali and Gates of Arctic preserves. Spokeswoman Kris Fister told The Anchorage Daily News it's targeting the animals at a time when they have no defenses. And regional Park...
Alaska Digest

...Guard helicopter crew rescued the 20-year-old man Wednesday morning. He was uncomfortable but uninjured, said Kris Fister, a Denali park spokeswoman. The man's name and hometown were not immediately available. The man and a backpacking...


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