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Renewed Arctic Refuge Drilling Push By Alaska Governor

10/15/2015 // By Adam Kolton

NWF Seeks Permanent Protection for Imperiled Coastal Plain As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, the pristine wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the subject of our newest report), is under threat from onshore oil and gas development. …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

1/26/2015 // By Bentley Johnson

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is wild, spectacular, and it belongs to all Americans. The Refuge’s Coastal Plain …

Letter from a Grateful Caribou: Thank You, Presidents Eisenhower and Carter!

12/8/2010 // By Helen Chmura

Dear Presidents Eisenhower and Carter, I am a caribou from the Alaska Refuge. You didn’t hear from us much when the Refuge was created and enlarged (we caribou are not born lobbyists), but on the 50th birthday of the Arctic …

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the …

Will U.S. Run Amuck on Teshekpuk?

8/25/2006 // By Jackie Feinberg

Even after all the troubles with the BP pipeline in Alaska this past month, the Bush administration is not slowing down its drill, drill, drill mentality when it comes to the Arctic’s wild lands. Up next on the chopping block? …

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge–Whose Land?

5/18/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-‘in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Rick Bass Sierra Club Books 164 pp., $19.95 With gas prices climbing, oil executives hope that lawmakers will be persuaded to open the Arctic National …

A Gwich’in Perspective

11/9/2005 // By NWF

A guest blog posted by Matthew Gilbert, Arctic Village, Alaska Why are the Gwich’in people raising such a fury over their land and animals? When the Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) passed in 1971, it turned hunter and …

At Home in the Arctic Refuge: An Inupiaq Perspective

9/26/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Robert Thompson, Inupiaq resident of Kaktovik and wilderness guide I would like to let people know why the preservation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is important to me. I’m an Inupiaq person who resides within …

For Our Children’s Future

9/16/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Susan Alexander, San Francisco I have had the honor to spend considerable time in the Arctic Refuge, much of it on the coastal plain. I’ll never forget my first backpack. As we emerged from the glorious …

We Are Part of a Larger Natural World

9/14/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Laurie Hoyle, Santa Barbara, CA In summer 1990, I backpacked about 55 miles in the Arctic Refuge starting from the Canning River, cutting through the Sadlerochit Mountains, then hiking across the tundra to the Arctic Ocean. …

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