Jennifer Reed, visitor services coordinator at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, talks about Arctic's international work.
|Arctic Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell listens as Arctic Refuge Wilderness Specialist/Historian Roger Kaye explains the significance of the Yukon River to the settling of Alaska by Westerners. Photo by Jennifer Reed/USFWS|
In conservation, borders exist only on maps, so our folks in Alaska have been working for more than a decade on a sisterhood agreement between Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Changbaishan National Nature Reserve (Changbai Reserve)In Northeast China.
After traveling to China in 2013 and 2014 and learning about some of the conservation challenges there, Alaska staff welcomed a Changbai delegation to Fairbanks. They arrived on the longest day of the year—the Summer Solstice – and were greeted with 24 hours of daylight after 24 hours of travel.