Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of all the National Wildlife Refuges within Alaska. From it's beginnings in 2005, Friends has grown to a vibrant organization with over 200 members throughout the state and nation.  

Friends have been active on our refuge fighting invasive species, hosting special events, photographing the refuge, teaching Native children at summer camps and working in our Visitor Center. In 2015, the Friends became our major partner in hosting the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.


Visit the Friends website above to see all the ways you can support refuges.

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges goals:

  • Educate the public and decision makers on local, national, and international levels about Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges.
  • Assist the refuges in accomplishing their missions through wildlife management and habitat improvement projects.
  • Fund refuge-oriented projects through grants, memberships, donations, and other activities.