Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Region   

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Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve trumpeter swans, other waterfowl and migratory birds, moose, caribou, martens, other furbearers, salmon, sheefish, and northern pike; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary water quality and quantity.


Biologist in a canoe on the Nowitna River.  Credit: USFWS
Biologist in a canoe on the Nowitna River. Credit: USFWS

Kenton Moos, Refuge Manager
Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge
101 Front Street
P.O. Box 287 MS 525
Galena, Alaska 99741-0287
Phone: (907)656-1231
Toll Free 800-656-1231
FAX: (907) 656-1708
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Celebrate Wilderness! Although the Nowitna Refuge has no designated wilderness, Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of wilderness and 2014 marks the 50thanniversary of the law that protected these spectacular areas-the 1964 Wilderness Act. Check out Alaska Wilderness celebration events at Alaska Wild 50 Facebook Page


Last updated: April 18, 2014