THE CALVING GROUNDS

White Desert or Nursery of Life?

What stands to be lost if oil development in the 1002 lands of the Alaska Refuge goes ahead?

Not much if you believe pro-development Alaskan Senator Frank Murkowski, who commonly refers to Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the 1002 lands as a land of “snow and ice.”  But as the following list of attributes clearly shows, Murkowski’s desert is an arctic eden for wildlife and birds. The Arctic Refuge is, without a doubt, unparalleled in North America for the diversity of habitats and abundance of wildlife that it hosts within its boundaries.