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.

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is unique in its wildness and in the connection it offers to the unspoiled natural world, even for those who may never set foot there.
I was on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wildlife biologist many years ago.
Given its biological and aesthetic value, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has enjoyed bipartisan support from Congress for decades.
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There is no drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now, and it would take an act of Congress to authorize any drilling in the refuge.
George Bush, the US president, has called on the US congress to end its ban on offshore oil drilling and open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to drilling.
Democrats are expected to stall two major Republican proposals: opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and lifting a 20-year moratorium on drilling in new areas along the Outer Continental Shelf, the submerged area up to 200 nautical miles off the U.
President Bush and the congressional GOP leadership have made a show over the past six years of trying to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska for environmentally safe oil and gas drilling.
And they must be a backstop against further reactionary moves by the Bush Administration, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, giving more tax breaks to the top 1 percent, and imposing another rightwing Supreme Court nominee on us.
SciTech21-5 October 2006-Wildlife Habitat in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 'Melting Away'(C)2006 JeraOne - http://www.
Bush wants to drill for oil in this state's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has for decades been at the center of the conflict between American needs for oil and nature's preservation, yet until now little has been provided in the way of a comprehensive history of how the Refuge came to be.

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