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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Region   

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Site Index of Arctic Refuge Web Pages and Documents


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Site index (this page)

Wildlife and Wild Landscapes:

Changing Climate:
Impacts of a changing climate
Impacts of a changing climate (700 kb pdf file)

Wildlife:
Mammals:
Refuge mammal list
Refuge mammal list (450 kb pdf file)
Gray Wolf
Wolf Story: A family of wolves
Wolf Story: A family of wolves (570 kb pdf file).
Arktyczna Ostoja (Polish version of Wolf Story)
Bears (Polar Bears, Brown Bears, Black Bears)
polar bears (280 kb pdf file)
brown bears (570 kb pdf file)
black bears (600 kb pdf file)
Polar bear denning locations and habitats
Polar Bear Den Sites (1.4 meg pdf file)
Polar Bear Denning Habitats (930 kb pdf file)
Moose migration study
Wildlife Trends: North Slope Moose
Caribou (Porcupine Caribou Herd, Central Arctic Herd, Caribou and the Coastal Plain)
Porcupine Caribou Herd (650 kb pdf file)
Central Arctic Caribou Herd (550 kb pdf file)
Caribou and the Coastal Plain (440 kb pdf file)
Caribou locations (maps)
Map of Porcupine Caribou herd range (1.6 meg pdf file)
Caribou movements in a late spring year (1987)
A Caribou Year (and a scientist's year)
Calving ground caribou activities
Calving ground scientist's activities
Post-calving caribou activities
Post-calving scientist's activities
Fall migration caribou activities
Fall migration scientist's activities
Wintering ground caribou activities
Wintering ground scientist's activities
Spring migration caribou activities
Spring migration scientist's activities
FAQs about caribou
Three caribou herds
Muskoxen
Dall Sheep

Birds:
Refuge bird list
Refuge bird list (260 kb pdf file)
Which Arctic Refuge birds travel to or through your area?
Which Arctic Refuge birds travel to or through your area? (1.3 meg pdf file)
Bird migration routes
Bird migration routes (300 kb pdf file)
Worldwide bird migration
Worldwide bird migration (720 kb pdf file)
Tundra Swans
Snow Geese
Snow Geese fall use areas (a map)
Eider Egg Hunt: Field Research along the Coast
Wildlife Trends: Peregrine Falcons
Bluethoats: A Refuge Visitor's Story
Buff-breasted sandpipers: A Refuge Visitor's Story

Fish:
Refuge fish list
Fish (Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden, Arctic Cisco)
Arctic Grayling locations (a map)
Dolly Varden locations (a map)

Wild Landscapes:
Ecoregions of northern Alaska
Frozen ground features
Ice wedges and other permafrost features
Active layer
Frozen ground glossary
seismic trails
Water and water rights

Biological References:
Biological Reports
1987 LEIS (27 meg pdf file)
Bibliography of scientific research

News Room:

An introduction to this web site:
Welcome
What's new

Current topics:
Impacts of a Changing Climate
Public use report (1.5 meg pdf file)
Visitor survey (1.7 meg pdf file)
Arctic Refuge News for Spring 2011 (1 meg pdf file)
Arctic Refuge News for Spring 2009 (1.2 meg pdf file)
Summary of 2008 Biological Survey Activities
Summary of 2007 biological survey activities
Summary of 2006 biological survey activities
Summary of 2005 biological survey activities
Energy

Management:

Refuge information:
Contact Information and Office Directory
Shaded-relief Map
Other Refuge Maps
Questions and Answers
Comprehensive Conservation Plan written in 1988. (52 meg pdf file)
1988 Comprehensive Conservation Plan's Record of Decision. (120 kb pdf file)

Four Congressionally Designated Management Areas:
1980s additions to Refuge
Wilderness Area
Wild Rivers
1002 Area

Refuge Features:
Sense of the Refuge booklet (1.1 meg pdf file)
Description of the Refuge: Arctic Refuge brochure text
The Arctic Refuge: A Special Place
Facts and features of the Refuge
A journey through the Refuge
Adjacent Lands

Education:

For Educators:
"Stained glass" Art Project
Complete set of "stained glass" images (380 kb pdf file)
Pop-up Activities
Snowy Owl Pop-up Activity
Colored version of snowy owl pop-up activity (300 kb pdf file)
Black and white version of snowy owl pop-up activity (300 kb pdf file)
Step-by-step directions for snowy owl pop-up activity
Mammal Skulls of the Arctic Refuge
Skull boxes at 300 dots per inch resolution (15 meg pdf file)
Skull boxes at 150 dots per inch resolution (6 meg pdf file)
Teacher's materials for A Caribou Year
Map of yearly caribou movements (522 KB pdf file)
Yearly activities of Porcupine herd caribou (70 KB pdf file)
Yearly activities of Porcupine Caribou herd scientists (75 KB pdf file)
Qustions to stimulate further student inquiry (55 KB pdf file)
Multiple-choice test of "A Caribou Year" readings (67 KB pdf file)
Answer key for "A Caribou Year" test (59 KB pdf file)

History and Culture:

Refuge Establishment: Legislation and Purposes
Overview of Refuge Purposes
Public Land Order 2214 Establishing the Refuge
Portions of ANILCA related to the Refuge

Refuge History
Caribou Fences: People of the Caribou
Time Line - Establishment and management of the Refuge
Legacy of Conservation
Three names in one year?
Listing of historic writings

Local Cultures
Communities adjacent to the Refuge
A gathering to learn traditional ways

Get Involved

50th Anniversary of the Refuge's Establishment
Just for Kids: Happy Birthday Arctic Refuge
Just for Kids: Happy Birthday Arctic Refuge (141 kb pdf file)

Updating the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP):
Draft CCP Summary Booklet (1.8 mb pdf file)

Complete Draft CCP and EIS:
Volume 1 front pages and tables of contents (4 mb pdf file)
Chapter 1 -- Introduction (4 mb pdf file)
Chapter 2 -- Goals, Objectives, Management Policies, and Guidelines (2.8 mb pdf file)
Chapter 3 -- Issues and Alternatives (4.5 mb pdf file)
Chapter 4 -- Affected Environment (17.6 mb pdf file)
Chapter 5 -- Environmental Consequences (2.5 mb pdf file)
Chapter 6 -- Implementation and Monitoring (1.3 mb pdf file)
References (800 kb pdf file)
Volume 1 back cover (4.8 mb pdf file)
Volume 2 front pages and tables of contents (5.6 mb pdf file)
Appendix A -- Legal, Policy, and Planning Guidance (512 kb pdf file)
Appendix B -- Consultation and Coordination with Others (480 kb pdf file)
Appendix C -- Other Planning Efforts (72 kb pdf file)
Appendix D -- Issues Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Study (670 kb pdf file)
Appendix E -- Easements, Rights-of-Way, and Withdrawals (1.4 mb pdf file)
Appendix F -- Species List (1.3 mb pdf file)
Appendix G -- Compatibility Determinations (690 kb pdf file)
Appendix H -- Wilderness Review (2.4 mb pdf file)
Appendix I -- Wild and Scenic River Review (16.4 mb pdf file)
Appendix J -- Public Scoping Comments (520 kb pdf file)
Appendix K -- Mailing List (104 kb pdf file)
Appendix L -- Preparers of the Plan and Planning Team Members (70 kb pdf file)
Appendix M -- Glossary (180 kb pdf file)
Appendix N -- Index (750 kb pdf file)
Volume 2 back cover (4.9 mb pdf file)

Federal Register Notice announcing Draft CCP (36 kb pdf file)
Press Release announcing Draft CCP (110 kb pdf file)
Draft CCP Questions and Answers (100 kb pdf file)
Wild and Scenic River Review Information
Wilderness Review Information
Powerpoint introducing the draft CCP and EIS
Poster of CCP process (960 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Refuge vision and missions (280 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Refuge purposes (800 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Refuge goals 1, 2, and 3 (460 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Refuge goals 4, 5, and 6 (490 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Refuge goals 7, 8, and 9 (410 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying management guidelines (690 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying issues addressed through the CCP process (440 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative A (830 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative B (810 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative C (860 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative D (790 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative E (790 kb pdf file)
Poster identifying Alternative F (830 kb pdf file)
Poster introducing Wild and Scenic River Review (810 kb pdf file)
Information sheet introducing Wild and Scenic River Review (270 kb pdf file)
Poster introducing Wilderness Review (900 kb pdf file)
Information sheet introducing Wilderness Review and Brooks Range WSA exclusions (310 kb pdf file)
Poster of CCP bulleted information (50 kb pdf file)
Poster discussing subsistence in wilderness (180 kb pdf file)
Powerpoint introducing the draft CCP for village meetings
Fillable comment form about Draft CCP for an individual
Fillable comment form about Draft CCP for an organization
Form to request the summary booklet and/or the full Draft CCP on CD or in print.

Federal Register Notice, April 7, 2010 (60 kb pdf file)
Press Release: Beginning CCP Process (110 kb pdf file)
Press Release: Wilderness Reviews (60 kb pdf file)
Wild and Scenic River Review (WSR)
WSR Eligibility Report (1 meg pdf file)
WSR Map (200 kb pdf file)
WSR Summary of Eligibility Report (290 meg pdf file)
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (940 kb pdf file)
WSR Suitability Criteria (190 kb pdf file)
WSR Stakeholder Letter (dated October 5, 2010) (50 kb pdf file)
WSR Comment Form for Stakeholders (240 kb pdf file)
Questions and answers (85 kb pdf file)
First planning booklet (1.3 meg pdf file)
Second planning booklet (400 kb pdf file)
Poster of CCP process (960 kb pdf file)
Poster introducing Arctic Refuge (690 kb pdf file)
Poster of biological inventory and research (770 kb pdf file)
Poster of public use (560 kb pdf file)
Poster introducing Wild and Scenic River Review (940 kb pdf file)
Poster introducing Wilderness Review (670 kb pdf file)
Fillable comment form for spring 2010
Add individual's name to email list
Add organization's name to email list
Add individual's name to mail list
Add organization's name to mail list

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

Plan Your Visit:

Information for Visitors:
Visitor information
Backcountry camping: Strategies for minimizing your impacts
Strategies for minimizing your impacts (8.5 x 11 sheet) (400 kb pdf file)
Strategies for minimizing your impacts (pamphlet 11 x 14) (900 kb pdf file)
Day hiking in Atigun Gorge: Practice restraint in this wild landscape (255 kb pdf file)
Refuge law enforcement rules and regulations
Airboat restrictions from the Dalton Highway (310 kb pdf file)
Sheep hunting restrictions in Game Management Unit 25A (400 kb pdf file)
Permits required for commercial activities
Non-Refuge lands within the Refuge boundary
Protecting archaeological resources
Pamphlet: Kaktovik Visitor Information (2.6 meg pdf file)
U.S. Geological Survey map information
Authorized Air taxi operators
Authorized recreational or educational trip guides
List of polar bear viewing guides in and around Kaktovik
Authorized hunting trips guides
Commercial airlines to nearby communities
Refuge weather and forecasts
Recording bird observations
Bird observation card information (190 Kb pdf file)
Bird observation card: Brooks Range and south (300 Kb pdf file)
Bird observation card: Brooks Range and north (300 Kb pdf file)
River Travel
Leaving no trace: a camping adventure
Kids camping in the wild
While you're passing through the Fairbanks area: Walking trails in Fairbanks

Polar bear viewing:
Polar bear viewing guidelines (1.6 meg pdf file)
Pamphlet: Kaktovik visitor information (2.6 meg pdf file)
Minimizing polar bear and human interactions at Barter Island, Alaska (820 kb pdf file)
Polar bears and humans - safety guidelines (992 kb pdf file)
What to do if you find a dead polar bear (520 kb pdf file)

Working with the community of Kaktovik to conserve polar bears
Polar bears (360 kb pdf file)
Polar Bear Den Sites (1.4 meg pdf file)
Polar Bear Denning Habitats (930 kb pdf file)
Ongoing polar bear research in Alaska (1.3 meb pdf file)
Polar bear harvest management in Alaska (1.2 meg pdf file)


Archives:

Potential impacts of development
Potential impacts of development (16 meg pdf file)

Miscellaneous Files:

Privacy policy
PDF information


April 3, 2012