Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.
Alaska Wild Facebook Page
protects wildlife, wilderness and recreational values, conserves natural diversity, and provides opportunities for subsistence uses.
Thank you for taking the time to visit the Arctic Refuge web site.
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
President Eisenhower established what later became Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1960 “for the purpose of preserving unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values.” Now, 55 years later, President Obama is recommending that Congress add nearly 12.3 million acres of refuge land to the National Wilderness Preservation System.Read more...
The Arctic Refuge and the Wilderness Act have more in common than you might expect. Find out what at ...Arctic Refuge and the Wilderness Act – There’s a Connection
We're having a great time sharing the Refuge with you all on facebook. Hundreds of people are following us to see great photos and discover interesting tidbits about what we do. Like us today at ...facebook.com/arcticnationalwildliferefuge
A final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) have been completed for the climate change study planned at Lake Peters within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Area. Changes between the draft and final assessment include elimination of the use of helicopters and restrictions on motorboat use. Additional stipulations are described in the documents below.FONSI and EA Lake Peters Study - May 2015
"Here still survives
one of Planet Earth's own works of art. This one symbolizes freedom: freedom to continue, unhindered and forever if we are willing, the particular story of Planet Earth unfolding here." - Lowell Sumner (pioneering NPS biologist)
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 20, 2015