In 1998, Congress passed a law specifically prohibiting a road through designated Wilderness in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Despite this prohibition, Congress approved a bill in 2009 (P.L. 111-11, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act) that began a process to review a proposed road through Izembek’s federally protected Wilderness.
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge - Map
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Past news, statements and blog posts
Sept. 8, 2015: Federal judge rules to protect Izembek wilderness
Feb. 28, 2013: Izembek road proponents use misleading claims