BENEFITING: Alaska Wilderness League
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the far northeastern corner of Alaska.
The Arctic is alive. Every year, birds we see in our own backyards, in all 50 states and across six continents, begin their lives on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Each year these birds migrate to visit us before returning home to the Arctic to begin the cycle of life anew. The Arctic Refuge is also home to numerous mammals including caribou, polar bears, grizzly bears, musk oxen, Dall sheep, wolves and wolverines.
The history of the Arctic Refuge is about its unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values, not its development potential. Long before the Arctic Refuge was set aside as a protected place, these values were recognized by wilderness visionaries and the people of the Gwich’in Nation who know it as the “Sacred Place Where Life Begins.”
Help us raise $50,000 for the 50th to make sure this place is conserved for 50 more years and well beyond!