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2020 Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest

The Alaska Migratory Bird Calendar Contest is a state-wide poster and literature competition. The purpose of the contest is to encourage local students to learn about bird conservation. K-12 students (public, private or home-schooled) residing in or adjacent to the North Slope Borough and the following National Wildlife Refuges: Yukon Delta, Togiak, Izembek, Alaska Maritime, Alaska Peninsula/Becharof, Selawik, Innoko, Tetlin, Kodiak, Koyukuk/Nowitna. Thank you to eveyone that participated and assisted in this years competition for the 2020 calendar.

2019 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp

Congratulations to Alain Soltys-Gray, 15, of Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau, who took top honors in the 2019 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest with a painting of a harlequin duck. A panel of five judges chose Alain’s artwork out of the 341 entries from across the state to represent Alaska in the National National Junior Duck Stamp Contest that will be held on April 19 at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland.

Alaska Refuges Showcased on Television

Into Alaska, a new series highlighting Kenai and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuges is showing on Animal Planet. The 10-part series takes viewers deep into these spectacular refuges and shows some of the extraordinary challenges Service employees meet while they work to keep these stunning places wild and safe.  Tune in on Mondays at 5 p.m. to Animal Planet for the next episode. 

Big Visitors, Big Challenge

The elders in Point Lay, a small Inupiaq village in the northwest reaches of Alaska, remember a time when the Arctic sea ice and the animals that depend on it followed reliable patterns. In particular, they tell of a time when only a handful of Pacific walruses visited the shores of the barrier island just beyond their community.

Connected to the Land, Wildlife and Waters

Making a home for people and wildlife. These natural places sustain our communities and contribute to the health and well-being of families. Nature’s Good Neighbors is a series of stories highlighting people who depend on the land as much as the land depends on them. Working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve and restore wildlife habitat for future generations, these modern-day stewards are working with nature to make a home for people and wildlife.