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    Volunteer at the Refuge

    Come to Tok and get involved with the community activities Tetlin has to offer!

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    Bird Watching

    Spring and fall are the best time to see the most bird species on the Refuge.

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    Biologists at Work!

    The field season is in full swing with bird surveys, stream inventories and more. Spotting scopes and bug spray are in high demand.

  • Tetlin Refuge Visitor Center

    Drop by the Visitor Center

    Open seasonally 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Milepost 1229 on the Alaska Highway. Learn about the Refuge, natural history & area activities.

About the Refuge

A Natural Travel Corridor

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For countless generations, the Upper Tanana Valley at the east central edge of Alaska has served as a natural travel corridor - for wildlife, Native people, and explorers. Today the Alaska Highway brings visitors here, along the edge of the 700,000 acre Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Snowcapped mountains, glacier-fed rivers, forests, tundra and an abundance of wetlands are a haven for wildlife, especially migratory birds.

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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News and Events

Fire Country

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Fire is an essential natural process that helps maintain the diversity of habitats at Tetlin Refuge. Please help prevent human-caused fires by keeping fires within fire rings.

More about Fire Management at Tetlin Refuge
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015
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