Featured Species

Each spring and summer, thousands of waterfowl come to nest and molt on the plentiful wetland lakes, creeks, and rivers that make the Innoko Refuge one of the largest staging areas for migrating waterfowl in Alaska. Moose, bear, fish, waterfowl, berries, as well as other plants and animals provide valuable subsistence resources for communities along the Yukon River, which forms the western border of the Refuge. Recreational opportunities abound and difficult access ensures a chance to experience unparalleled solitude.