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The Gwich'in Celebration took place May 30-June 1, 2009 in Arctic Village, Alaska. People celebrated the 20th anniversary of Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The people of Alaska have used the Arctic Ocean for thousands of years for subsistence, fisheries and recreation in a sustainable way. Here Alaskans testify during the Salazar Hearings held in Anchorage, Alaska on April 14, 2009.
Fact sheet supports why BLM should continue to reject Mineral Leasing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area because hardrock mining (including placer and suction dredging operations) is incompatible with public outdoor recreation benefits and conservation values it was set aside for and enjoyed today.
Fact sheet lists past impacts and potential mining effects BLM described in its 2013 Mining Supplement for the White Mountains NRA. It describes risks to headwater, tributaries to Beaver Creek, Fisheries, Fish and Wildlife, Subsistence, and general impacts of past mining in Beaver and Birch Creeks.
Ten Gwich’in and Koyukon villages are located in or next to the Refuge. Dozens of Alaska Native and Canadian communities depend on Yukon River salmon. America’s birdwatchers and hunters sight birds hatched here. Visitors enjoy the wild rivers.
Located just an hour's drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, the one-million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation.
Versión en Español (Spanish Version) by Paloma Garcia Simon: El Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre del Ártico (ANWR)
Birch Creek is a river located in central Alaska. 113 miles (182 km) of the river is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as a wild river under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The river travels through state, private, and National Wildlife Refuge land for 344 miles (553 km) before emptying into the Yukon River approximately halfway between Fort Yukon and Beaver. The water is classed as I to III.
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!