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  • Land Exchange/Road Corridor EIS

    Land Exchange/Road Corridor EIS

    The Record of Decision has been issued for Land Exchange/Road Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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  • Refuge Photo Gallery

    Refuge Gallery

    This remote refuge is home to some of the most amazing wildlife and scenery in the world. See more.

    Izembek Flickr Photos

  • Sand Point Culture Camp

    Refuge Supports Sand Point Kids Camp

    For the past 13 years the USFWS has partnered with the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe to serve Unangan youth.

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Refuge Highlights

Biologists Dive Into Eelgrass Monitoring at Izembek Lagoon

Biological Technician James Smith displays a starfish

In collaboration with United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists, biologists at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) conducted intensive monitoring of eelgrass beds located in Izembek Lagoon.

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Welcome to Izembek

Virtual Tour Video

Izembek from overlook

Take a virtual tour of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a dynamic coastal and volcanic landscape that sustains people and a vast array of wildlife. Watch brown bears fish for salmon, black brant fill the sky and waters, wolves howl across the tundra, walrus haul out on the sand, and explore the rugged landscape from the air in this 17 minute film:

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS