Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of all the National Wildlife Refuges within Alaska. From it's beginnings in 2005, Friends has grown to a vibrant organization with over 200 members throughout the state and nation.
Friends have been active on our refuge fighting invasive species, hosting special events, photographing the refuge, teaching Native children at summer camps and working in our Visitor Center. Visit the Friends website above to see all the ways you can support refuges.Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges goals:
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As a young army officer during World War II, Jones was among the first troops to go ashore at Adak in the central Aleutian Islands, that arc of submarine volcano peaks that extends from Alaska toward Siberia. He loved the treeless tundra, found the fierce winds invigorating and saw the snow-covered volcanic peaks as needing to be climbed.