No matter the season, Alaska is a rugged and awe inspiring place. Wildlife abounds across the landscape in every season on the refuge.
A sight common before freeze up are Pacific walrus lounging on beaches in between fishing trips.
Summer on the refuge is our busiest season. All birds, fish and mammals are out and about. Close behind them are scientists studying their habits, anglers trying to catch a couple of fish, and lone adventurers with cameras in hand.
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Many of the salmon from the world’s most valuable sockeye salmon fishery (Bristol Bay) spawn in the streams that originate on Refuge lands.