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  • Managing Polar Bear Viewing: Polar bear Strategy Planning

    3 polar bears at Barter Island

  • Revised Arctic National Wildlife Refuge CCP/Final EIS Released

    Arctic NWR_cotton

    Each Refuge's main planning document is called a “comprehensive conservation plan” (CCPs). We are pleased to announce that on April 3, 2015, Geoffrey Haskett, Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the revised Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/FEIS). The plan can now be implemented with the signing of the ROD. The agency’s decision adopts the preferred alternative in the CCP/FEIS, Alternative E. Alternative E recommends the three Wilderness Study Areas be designated as Wilderness and recommends four rivers for designation as Wild and Scenic Rivers. 



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  • Archive of Arctic Refuge's CCP Planning Process

    Winter mountain valley

    A revised Refuge CCP has gone through a multi-year process. This link leads to the web pages and PDF files associated with the draft revised CCP.

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  • 1988 Arctic Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan

    Caribou antler on tundra

    The Arctic Refuge's 1988 CCP remained in effect until our revised CCP took its place in 2015. This link opens the 1988 CCP as a 51 mb PDF file...

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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