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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.
As you may know, the Tangle Lakes area has been an Alaskan favorite for generations. Whether you hunt, ski, trap, fish, paddle, or just hike around and take photos, we’ve always assumed we’d be able to pass down these same experiences to the next generation. However, that may change soon...
from hearings in April and May 2012
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.