Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.
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Colorful & Camouflaged
The 2016 Migratory Bird Calendar Contest theme is Colorful & Camouflaged.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is reviewing public comments on its recently completed Draft Environmental Assessment of Caribou Control on Kagalaska Island.Read More
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a draft environmental impact statement regarding the unauthorized cattle on Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands. The drafts are being written this winter and will hopefully be ready for public comment sometime this spring or summer. Once these draft documents are written, we will make them public and again ask for comments before making any final decisions. Meanwhile, this summer, a team of biologists, botanists, and range specialists visited Chirikof, Wosnesenski, and other islands in July. Read more...
About the NWRS
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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Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) occur throughout Alaska. Fourteen subspecies of rock ptarmigan are found in North America. Seven of the fourteen subspecies occur in the Aleutians, and six of these occur on only one or a few islands.
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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015