National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska - Teshekpuk Lake Special Area
Conservation

Western Arctic: National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

This area of the Western Arctic provides essential habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife.
Photo: Gerrit Vyn, The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Conservation

Western Arctic: National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

This area of the Western Arctic provides essential habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife.

Alaska's Western Arctic is arguably the wildest, most remote land area in the United States today. The area boasts extraordinary wildlife and is the home of Alaska Native people, who have been present in the area for thousands of years. The coastal plain is one of the largest wetland complexes in the circumpolar Arctic, attracting a globally-significant abundance of waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors, earning it the name "America's Bird Basket."

Use the links below to learn more about the area's ecology and about Audubon Alaska's work to protect this amazing place.

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