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Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge is, at 1.637-million acres, about the size of the state of Delaware. It sits atop the Arctic Circle, with approximately one-third of the refuge above that meridian and two-thirds below. The refuge is a prime example of Alaska’s boreal ecosystem, which is dominated by black and white spruce with some white birch and poplars.

Click here for more information about Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge.

  1. Comprehensive Conservation Plan
    Revision of the 1987 conservation plan was initiated in 2003 and scoping meetings were held in villages on or near the refuge and in Fairbanks during 2004. The revised plan is now available. Click here to download a complete version of the plan. Click here to download a summary (pdf - 12mb) of the plan. (Click on the "bookmarks"on the left to access the rest of the document.)

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Comprehensive Conservation Plan Newsletter
Spring 2004 (pdf)
Spring 2005 (pdf)

Peter Wikoff
Planning Team Leader
Kanuti NWR
1011 East Tudor Rd., MS 231
Anchorage, AK 99503

Mike Spindler
Refuge Manager
Kanuti NWR
12th Ave., Rm 262
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Land Conservation Plan
When the original plan was developed, the document was referred to as a land-protection plan. Click here download the Kanuti Land Conservation Plan (pdf). The Table of Contents and Introduction (pdf) may be viewed. Contact us for a copy of the full document.

Visitor Services Plan
No visitor services plan for the Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge has been developed.

Last updated: January 20, 2009

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