Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve unique wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values; to conserve caribou herds, polar bears, grizzly bears, muskox, dall sheep, wolves, wolverines, snow geese, peregrine falcons, other migratory birds, dolly varden, and grayling; to fulfill international treaty obligations; to provide opportunities for continued subsistence uses; and to ensure necessary water quality and quantity.
Recreational use is managed to ensure that the refuge's wild character is preserved. This is accomplished through monitoring visitor use, developing necessary protective provisions, conducting information and education programs, and enforcing regulations.