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A Journey to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most remote places on earth. The tundra plain also holds one of the last great deposits of crude oil in North America. If oil development goes forward in the Refuge, it could affect caribou and polar bears. But drilling would also reshape the lives of people who live and travel in the Arctic.

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Right: Canyons of ice on Alaska's Hulahula River.


Above: River guide Ian Keene.


Camping in Paradise.


Left: Cloud vista in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Related NCPR regional news archive story.

For more information, visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge website.