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Resource Management

winter flight 512x219In the wide-open spaces of northeast Alaska, natural forces shape the land and wildlife as they have for eons. Much of the work we do consists of "monitoring" wildlife populations and their habitats. We also work to build relationships among people who use and value the Refuge's resources.

Resource management within Arctic Refuge is designed to maintain the natural environment, and its diversity of plants and animals, with minimal evidence of human impacts. Wildlife populations and their habitats are allowed to function and change through ecological processes. Our focus is on understanding and monitoring these natural systems. In addition, the Refuge provides public use opportunities for subsistence activities, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, education, river floating and similar uses. Special management actions apply to the Refuge's Wilderness Area and Wild River corridors to preserve the special values recognized in these places by Congress.
 

Impacts of a Changing Climate

Public use report (1.5 mb PDF file)
Visitor Survey report (1.7 mb PDF file)

Arctic Refuge News for 2012 (1.2 mb PDF file)
Arctic Refuge News for Spring 2011 (1 mb PDF file)
Arctic Refuge News for Spring 2009 (1.2 mb PDF file)

Archive: Summary of 2008 Biological Survey Activities
Archive: Summary of 2007 Biological Survey Activities
Archive: Summary of 2006 Biological Survey Activities
Archive: Summary of 2005 Biological Survey Activities

Energy 

 

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014
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