Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Address:101 12th Ave, Rm 236
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone:907-456-0250
Fax:907-456-0428
Phone:800-362-4546
Web: arctic.fws.gov
Established: 1960 as the Arctic National Wildlife Range.
Location:Inside the Arctic Circle, along the northernmost Alaska-Canada border.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, camping, educational programs.
Special Features:One of the largest refuges within America's national wildlife refuge system, Arctic NWR is among the most complete, pristine, and undisturbed ecosystems on earth. It is home to more than 160 bird species, 36 kinds of land mammals, nine marine mammal species, and 36 types of fish.
Habitats: 19.2 million acres of coastal lagoons, barrier islands, arctic tundra, foothills, mountains, and boreal forests cut by braided rivers and streams with clusters of shallow freshwater lakes and marshes.
Access: Unrestricted, except by weather. No roads inside the refuge, the nearest is Dalton Highway (a gravel road) which passes the western tip. Accessible primarily by aircraft.
Wild life: Caribou, all 3 species of North American bears (black, grizzly, and polar), wolf, moose, wolverine, muskoxen, peregrine falcon, lynx, and snow geese.

See other parks in Alaska.
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Even if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were opened to drilling, its known reserves are equal to about three years' worth of U.
The coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last places on earth that has been undisturbed by humans, and we owe it to our children and their children to permanently protect this invaluable resource," said David Houghton, President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association.
The data show conclusively that good to excellent quality mature source rocks exist in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the 10 most endangered refuges listed in "Refuges at Risk: The Threat of Global Warming, America's Ten Most Endangered National Wildlife Refuges 2006," released today in advance of National Wildlife Refuge Week October 8-14.
What exactly would opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling mean?
I support any effort to block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The organization's goals include seeking solutions to global warming, strengthening the Endangered Species Act, and working to limit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
ANILCA also set the stage for continuing battles over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska's national forests.
My initial reaction to the proposal of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) was to not do it.
Senator Pete Domenici, the Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he would press to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
p191) That meant that Heimo and his family could continue living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge until the death of the last immediate family member.
I was thrilled to see the picture of the Porcupine Caribou Herd crossing a plain in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ("Mass Transit" in Window on the West, July, page 16).

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