Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.
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protects wildlife, wilderness and recreational values, conserves natural diversity, and provides opportunities for subsistence uses.
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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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Welcome to our new Arctic Refuge web site. We're joining other National Wildlife Refuges in adopting a new, modern web presence. We're hoping you find that http://arctic.fws.gov/ still brings you to our home page (this page). But other page links will change. Our new address for most of them is now www.fws.gov/refuge/arctic/OLDFILENAME.html. For example, "Frequently Asked Questions about Caribou" is now at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/arctic/carcon.html. Spend some time following links throughout this new site. We've added new pages and given some old ones a new twist. For example, our archived report "Potential Impacts of Proposed Oil and Gas Development" was at http://arctic.fws.gov/issues1.htm and is now a PDF (13 mb) at ...Potential Impacts archive report
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
This notice on Rocket & Payload Impact and Recovery invites the public to review and comment on the effects of proposed use of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in removing rocket debris from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lands.Draft Compatibility Determination and Public Notice
"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)
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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014