Its granite Bristol Mountains rise above the earth beside volcanic mountains like Broadwell Mesa, but of course the main attraction here are the sand dunes, sculpted by wind over the past 25,000 years. Its dune field covers 45 square miles with the tallest dunes about 650 feet high, making
One of spring’s greatest joys is its abundance of beautiful wildflowers. From alpine mountains to dense wetlands to steamy deserts, designated wilderness areas feature a plethora of wildflowers, which are thankfully protected as a cherished part of these landscapes.
Editor's note: Nicole Whittington-Evans is The Wilderness Society's Alaska Director. In this blog she reflects on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound and the lessons to be learned for Alaska's Arctic waters today.