As described in the
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), these are the
purposes of Becharof NWR:
To conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in
their natural diversity, including brown bears, salmon, migratory birds, the
Alaska Peninsula caribou herd, and marine mammals and birds.
To fulfill the international treaty obligations of the
United States with respect to fish and wildlife and their habitats.
To provide, in a manner consistent with the purposes set
forth in preceding paragraphs, the opportunity for continued subsistence uses
by local residents.
To ensure to the maximum extent practicable and in a manner
consistent with the purposes set forth in preceding text, water quality and
necessary water quantity within the refuge.
To secure an enduring resource of wilderness, to protect
and preserve the wilderness character of areas within the National Wilderness
Resource Preservation System, and to administer this wilderness for the use and
enjoyment of the American people in a way that will leave it unimpaired for
future use and enjoyment as wilderness.