Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Highlights

Visitor Activities

It takes a week in a canoe, or more than an hour in a small plane, to traverse the Refuge's 2.1 million acres of pristine wildlife habitat.

Visitor Activities
Field Notes - Alaska

Alaska Field Notes

The Field Notes is a Web page news site for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Service staff contribute brief articles about current events on their wildlife refuges or other program area.

Alaska Field Notes

About the Complex

Koyukuk-Nowitna

Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Koyukuk-Nowitna.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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