In the study region there were 4 distinctive study areas: Stikine River (including smaller islands in the river delta), Mitkof Island, Wrangell Island
, and Virginia Lake (Fig.
It's called the Wrangell Island
Project, and a draft environmental impact statement should be out by next spring, says Tim Piazza, a planning forester for the Forest Service.
Muir, who understood food chain relationships of marine mammals and did not approve of trophy hunting, was aboard the Revenue Cutter Corwin as a guest scientist when it was in the pack ice near Wrangell Island
. He lamented their encounter with three polar bears spotted on the broken sea ice, which became frightened by the approaching ship and were then shot by the captain and crew.
As the vessel approached Wrangell Island
, passengers spotted 104 polar bears.
Their main population centers are the Wrangell Island
and western Alaska, northern Alaska, the Canadian Arctic archipelago and Greenland in North America.
The reindeer herd on Wrangell Island
has been feral since 1974, when domestic herding practices were abandoned.
Of those 4 species, only a single specimen of Silver-haired Bat was documented on the mainland and only the Longlegged Myotis was found north of Wrangell Island
(Parker and others 1997).
There are currently two small mill operators on Wrangell Island
, with at least two other potential operators looking to Wrangell.
Wrangell is located on the northwest tip of Wrangell Island
about 155 miles south of Juneau and 89 miles northwest of Ketchikan.
"It will take a total of 1.2 miles of new road on Wrangell Island
to connect the existing 40 miles of road to Fools Inlet, allowing a day boat to operate between Wrangell and Ketchikan," he says.
The trust recently sold 4.5 million board feet on Wrangell Island
, and is working on additional sales.
The Cleveland Peninsula is a stem of mostly pristine, forested mainland that juts into the Inside Passage north of Ketchikan, separating Revillagigedo Island from Wrangell Island
. Long coveted for its patches of remaining old-growth forest, its clean and clear streams and shoreline, and, finally, for its lack of formal roads, the peninsula instantly became a hot spot in the bartering for transportation links.