Izembek National Wildlife Refuge


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Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 127
Cold Bay, AK 99571

Phone:907-532-2445
Fax:907-532-2549
Web: izembek.fws.gov
Established: 1960 as Izembek National Wildlife Range; became Izembek NWR in 1980.
Location:Tip of the Alaska Peninsula.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Activities:Camping (no designated campsites), boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting.
Special Features:Refuge protects the watershed of Izembek Lagoon, an estuary containing one of the largest eelgrass beds in the world, which serves as an international crossroad to migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The world's population of Pacific brant, thousands of Canada geese, and other waterfowl congregate on the lagoon from late August through early November. Each spring and fall the entire population of emperor geese migrate through Izembek, with several thousand wintering here.
Habitats: 417,533 acres of lakes, rivers, valleys, glaciers, snowfields, thermal springs, active volcanoes, and an estuary.
Access: Refuge headquarters is located in Cold Bay, a small remote community accessible only by aircraft or the state marine ferry system, which serves Cold Bay once a month from May to October. Limited vehicle access to the refuge is via 40 miles of gravel roads and trails; aircraft or boats are required for access elsewhere within the refuge.
Wild life: Black brant, Canada geese, emperor geese, Steller's eiders, tundra swan, harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, whales, brown bears, caribou and salmon.

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The Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, including its wilderness areas, is already crisscrossed by fifty miles of roads, left over from the days of rattling Army trucks (which, rest assured, took no great precautions on behalf of the eelgrass).
Congress authorized the Secretary of the Interior to exchange lands within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for lands owned by the State of Alaska and the King Cove Corporation for the purpose of constructing a single-lane gravel road between the communities of King Cove and Cold Bay, Alaska.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ANALYSIS DOES NOT SUPPORT PROPOSED LAND EXCHANGE AND ROAD CORRIDOR THROUGH IZEMBEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (Feb.
Don Young's (R-Alaska) proposal would have constructed a 30-mile, potentially perilous road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.