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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most biologically productive regions on the planet. Once the long winter ends in June, its land, mountains, rivers and seas explode with life. Over the next four months a combination of continual sunlight, abundant plant growth, and rich nutrients generate an astonishing quantity and diversity of living things. This arctic coastal plain of the Refuge becomes the feeding and breeding grounds for over 180 species of resident and migratory birds, a herd of 130,000 caribou, all three species of North American bears, plus Dall sheep, muskox, weasels, lemmings, wolves, foxes, wolverine, and porcupine.

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Sample letter to your representative Energy Wildlife Wild Lands Community

Fact Sheets
The Impact of Oil Development
on the North Slope

Six natural treasures in danger

Sierra Club's Conservation Priority Campaigns

A Grand Plan

The Wildlands Project's work to reconnect the continent begins with "MegaLinkages"—vast pathways that tie natural places together. Each MegaLinkage is made up of regional "Wildlands Networks." Within the Spine of the Continent MegaLinkage, six Wildlands Networks have been proposed, and within these networks, the Wildlands Project has launched a campaign to protect "Endangered Linkages"—the critical connection within each network that is most threatened.

Related Issues Near You
What is happening with the Arctic Refuge affects us all, and similiar battles are being fought throughout the world. Visit our Related Issues page at OilonIce.org.


Updated Wild Lands resources from OilonIce.org

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”

-President Lyndon Johnson
on signing the Wilderness Act in ’64

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