Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge


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Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Address:101 12th Ave
Box 264
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone:907-456-0440
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=75635
Established: 1978.
Location:100 miles north of Fairbanks.
Facilities:Visitor contact station.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:In the spring, millions of migrating birds converge on the refuge which, with its 40,000 lakes and other wetlands, has one of the highest waterfowl nesting densities in North America. An estimated 1.6 million ducks, 10,000 geese, 11,000 sandhill cranes, 15,000 loons, at least 100,000 grebes, and hundreds of thousands of songbirds nest annually on the refuge.
Habitats: 9 million acres of wetlands, uplands, and subalpine terrains.
Access: Open 24 hours a day; access is primarily by aircraft or boat.
Wild life: Scaup, pintails, scoters, wigeons, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, black and brown bears, wolves, marten, and lynx.

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