We have a variety of publications available to help you learn more about Selawik Refuge and the region, including its natural and cultural history.
A 25-page illustrated brochure which serves as a great introduction to the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge and the people, plants and animals who live here.
"Uqausriptigun,"or In Our Own Words, is filled with quotes from Selawik elders relating their knowledge about caribou, reindeer, and life in the mid-20th century. Plenty of great pictures!
Click "learn more" to open the pdf (7.9 mb) file.
This comprehensive guide to catching, cutting and cooking fish is part cookbook, part natural history, and full of wisdom from the traditional fishing experts of the northwest arctic.
Click "learn more" to open the pdf (16.6 mb) file.
A Comprehensive Conservation Plan is the main document that outlines the goals and objectives for a refuge's work. Selawik Refuge's plan was updated in 2011. Read this summary (and browse the many photos) to learn more about the work we plan to do and why.
Click "learn more" to open the pdf (2.3 mb) file.
Topics in the 2014 newsletter: coastal photography (Shore Zone), sheefish background info and project update, caribou herd declines, and use of ORVs and ATVs on refuge lands.
Newsletter features include sheefish sonar on the Selawik River, updates on caribou management, and climate change impacts.
Updates from spring 2012. Features include history of muskrat trapping, snow research, and winter locations of sheefish.
Read about the Selawik hot springs, an update on the "thaw slump," and more. Published March 2011.
This newsletter from 2008 gives background information about updates to our plan, and shares satellite locations from tagged swans.
In 2007 we featured a big story on the thaw slump, info on bird flu and a sheefish spawning population estimate.
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"Siilvik" is the Inupiaq name for Selawik, meaning "place of sheefish." One of two sheefish spawning areas in the region is in the upper Selawik River.