The 22 million-acre Western Arctic reserve, also called the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, is vital to thousands of caribou, millions of migratory birds, polar bears, wolves and musk oxen.
At Wilderness, we work to ensure that oil development in the Western Arctic Reserve occurs responsibly and that sensitive special areas are protected from drilling.
The Western Arctic Reserve provides some of the world’s best and most sensitive wildlife and bird habitat - including the famous Teshekpuk Lake.
The Wilderness Society works with the Department of the Interior, which manages the reserve, to keep drilling rigs out of the most sensitive areas.
We work with a number of local, regional and national conservation groups to help protect the Western Arctic Reserve.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
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- Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Experts and politicians on both sides of the aisle acknowledge the need to improve infrastructure in the U.S., and numerous pieces of legislation have been introduced in recent years to advance energy infrastructure in particular.
- Thursday, January 12, 2017
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to make progress on supporting responsible renewable energy development on our nation’s public lands.
- Friday, December 23, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management published its final mitigation handbook on December 23, setting industry-wide standards for both avoiding and offsetting damage caused to public lands from development.