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    Biological Field Notes 2015

    Follow Kanuti wildlife biologists through a three month field season in this gallery of photos, observations and notes from the field.

    Biological Field Notes 2015 Gallery

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    Celebrate Wilderness!

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of these spectacular lands.

    Alaska Wild 50 Facebook Page

News and Events

What does "Kanuti" mean?

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The Athabascan name for Kanuti is Kk'toonootne and translates to "well traveled river by both man and animals."

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Refuge Gallery

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Take a tour of Kanuti Refuge and visit our photo collection of the various habitat and wildlife found in the Refuge.

Habitats and Scenery

Become a Friend

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Learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can become a Refuge Friend

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
Quick Note

A Message to our Visitors


Before browsing our updated website, we encourage you to read a message from our Refuge Manager.

From the Refuge Manager

Refuge Highlights

A Land of Extremes

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Climate at Kanuti is defined by dramatic seasonal extremes of temperature and light. In June and July, temperatures can exceed 90 degrees F. This warmth, combined with 24 hours of daylight, stimulates growth and activity. During the long winter, temperatures can drop to minus 70 degrees F and the prolonged darkness keeps a tight grip on activities.

Visit About the Refuge to learn more

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