Alaska is America’s last great, wild frontier. In Alaska you can still see caribou migrating through vast valleys, salmon streams running through ancient forests and polar bears roaming icy shores of the Arctic Ocean.
As another National Wildlife Refuge week winds to a close, it is time to recognize some of the favorite Refuges around the country. Some are famous, and some are hidden gems, but all are wonderful testaments to America’s conservation heritage.
The 150 million plus acres are home to thousands of species of birds, fish, and wildlife – nearly 21 million acres of these incredible landscapes are permanently protected from degradation and destruction in the National Wilderness Preservation System.