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


  • FWS Staff

    We’re Hiring!

    Join the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge team. Deadline to apply Feb 19, 21.

    Click here to learn more

  • 2021 Mulchatna Caribou

    Mulchatna Caribou 2021

    The Mulchatna Caribou season is closed on Federal Public Lands throughout its range for the remainder of the season.

    Click Here for More Information

  • BIA site in Bethel, September 2020

    Get an update of the ongoing work to demolish old buildings and reclaim the site.

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  • BIA site in Bethel, October 2020

    Project to demolish old structures and hazardous material from the "BIA site" in Bethel. Images by Ahtna Global.

    BIA update, October 2020

refuge updates

Current Conditions

Yukon Delta Refuge has temporarily changed its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The office and Visitor Center are closed to visitors, following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook. Our staff continue working to serve the public: please call 907-543-3151.

Mulchatna Caribou 2021 Season Closed

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Manager, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, has closed the caribou season, on Federal public lands until further notice. The closure will remain in effect in the following areas: Units 9A, 9B, Units 9A, 9B, also Unit 9C, that portion within the Alagnak River drainage and DAL is only for portions of Units 17A and 17C – specifically: Unit 17A-all drainages west of Right Hand Point and 17C-that portion of 17C east of the Wood River and Wood River Lakes, 18, 19A, and 19B.

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Winter Trail Markings Final Compatibility Determination

The compatibility Determination for the winter trail markings at Yukon Delta NWR has been signed and finalized.

See the signed document here

Artist’s gift to Alaska refuges

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Lindsay Carron and samples of her art inspired by the people and wildlife refuges of Alaska

click here to see photos and artwork of Lindsay Carron
Conservation news

Emperor Geese in Apparent Decline

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The emperor goose population has declined to the point where efforts are needed to help conserve emperor geese and future hunting opportunities.

2019_Emperor Goose Outreach

Featured Stories

Report Banded Birds

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Have you seen a bird with bling? Biologists use reports of band observations to study many aspects of bird ecology including survival and dispersal. You can help by reporting sightings of banded or marked birds.

Click here to learn more or report a banded bird

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