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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