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    Celebrate Wilderness!

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.

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  • Super Seabirds Calendar Art by Ashley Vaughn-Robinson, 11th Grade Unalaska

    Super Seabirds

    The 2015 Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest theme was "Super Seabirds."

    To see a list of winners click here.

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    Wilderness/Outdoor Skills Workshops

    Saturday, September 27 Morning: Families/Kids up to Age 8. Afternoon: Adults/Kids 9 & up.

    Register by 9/15 for a free kit

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    Voices of the Wilderness Exhibit

    Public lands invited artists to live, work, and play in the wilderness. See their art October 3-22 at Islands & Ocean in Homer.

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Quick Action Stops Mouse Invasion

Mouse Invasion

House mice were never meant to be on the remote and windswept Bering Sea Island of St. George, Alaska, so it was quite a shock for Mark Merculief and his coworkers from the City of St. George when they opened a shipping container of grass seed and straw, and found house mice scurrying around inside. St. George is one of the few populated islands in the world where house mice have not become established and the residents of the island (both people and wild animals) want to keep it that way. No nuisance mice, gnawed food packages or threats to native wildlife for them! “It was a surprise,” said Merculief, “and not a nice one.”

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Wildlife Refuge Plans to Address Cattle Damage to Islands

Aleutian Tern Photo, Bob Gill USGS

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has completed a public scoping process to identify issues and alternatives to address damage from unauthorized cattle on Wosnesenski and Chirikof Islands. We received 156 comments or suggestions, and will consider alternatives as we work on a draft environmental impact statements for each island. Once these draft documents are written, we will make them public and again ask for comments before making any final decisions.


About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014
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