Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.
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The 2015 Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest theme was "Super Seabirds."
To see a list of winners click here.
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
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.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on its recently completed Draft Environmental Assessment of Caribou Control on Kagalaska Island.Read More
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. We welcome a new team member in October 2014 - John Martin from our regional planning office, who will help us 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.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.
Learn more about the NWRS
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.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2014