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Caribou and Brant, Teshekupuk Lake wetlands (c)2009 Gary Braasch
Good News! Interior Department Protects Teshekpuk Lake, other NPR-A Special Areas
Today, Interior Secretary announced strong protections for Teshekpuk Lake, Utukok Uplands and other special areas by adopting the final Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska. Thanks for all your efforts over the past decade getting to this point!
Alaskans ask for Balanced Plan that Protects Special Places; NPR-A comment period closes
Significant support was shown by Alaskans for a balanced land management approach that protects special areas for wildlife, cultural values, and recreation in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. See what Rep. John Dingell, Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, and the Northern Center say about this prized place!
Teshekpuk Lake
One of the most important and sensitive arctic wetland complexes in the Northern Hemisphere, the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area is home to the 45,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd, 60,000 molting geese, and is an important habitat for the threatened spectacled eider. Hundreds of species of birds migrate from six different continents in order to spend part of the year in Teshekpuk Lake.
Brant at Internationally Important Teshekpuk Lake (c)2000 Gary Braasch
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