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Voices for Yukon Flats

Hear testimony from Alaskans on why they value the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Proposed Land Exchange Hearings were held February 11 through March 4th, 2008, in Alaska. On February 21, people met in Fairbanks to discuss the proposed land exchange. Below is Ed Alexander, a Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Council member from Fort Yukon sharing testimony about the value of the Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge.

 

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The Yukon Flats Refuge is located in eastern interior Alaska. The exterior boundaries include about 11 million acres, of which about 2.14 million acres are owned by ANCSA Native corporations, including Doyon. The Refuge includes the Yukon Flats, a vast wetland basin bisected by the Yukon River. The basin is underlain by permafrost and includes a complex network of lakes, streams, and rivers. The Refuge supports the highest density of breeding ducks in Alaska, and includes one of the greatest waterfowl breeding areas in North America. (YFNWR Proposed Land Exchange Environmental Impact Statement Web Site).

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