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Refuge Information

General Information:
Description of the Refuge (Refuge brochure text)
Arctic Refuge brochure (7 MB PDF file)
Special features of the Refuge
Scenes of the Refuge
Shaded relief map
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Development Issues:
Oil and gas development issues
1987 Coastal Plain Report and LEIS (95 MB PDF file).
Oil and gas development map
Seismic exploration for oil
Links for Refuge development issues


Refuge mammal list
Caribou (Porcupine Caribou Herd, Caribou and the Coastal Plain)
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Caribou movements in a late spring year (1987)
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Dall Sheep

Refuge bird list
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Tundra Swans
Snow Geese
Snow Geese fall use areas (a map)
Which Arctic Refuge birds travel to or through your area?
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Refuge fish list
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Happy birthday: National Wildlife Refuge System
Lead: Part 1
Lead: Part 2
Lead: Part 3
Freshwater Mussels
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The Founders' Vision
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Ecoregions of northern Alaska
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Why we archived the ANWR website at

Note: This is the archive of the FWS Arctic National Wildlife Refuge website. In December, 2001 FWS took this website offline, making it unavailable to the public. It includes 90 plus pages of information and many maps. As of 2006 the important information contained in this, the original "unsanitized" version of the FWS website, has yet to return to the internet, so we will continue to maintain it here as a permanent archive to help inform activists and concerned citizens. If you find any broken links, please report them to me at [email protected] and I will attempt to make the repairs. January, 2008 update - A small part of the original information that was present in 2001 has made it back into the current ANWR website. There is also an archive that contains a small amount of the original information, but it is not readily available from the main website.

Click here to visit our homepage. Click here for NRDC's message about ANWR from Robert Redford.

For more information on why this website was "pulled," Check here. And, you can also view the maps of caribou calving areas that the FWS did not want you to see here.

January 29, 2008: Visit Our New ANWR News for Updates

This page should be cited as follows:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2001. Potential impacts of proposed oil and gas
       development on the Arctic Refugeďż˝s coastal plain: Historical overview and
       issues of concern. Web page of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,
       Fairbanks, Alaska. 17 January 2001.

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