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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
This is the homepage of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Materials available here include information for visitors, refuge history and culture, information on the refuge's oil and gas resources. There is also extensive information on wild lands and wildlife, including caribou, bears, moose, wolves, and muskoxen, among others. Caribou calving maps, caribou movements, polar bear and muskox locations, snow geese fall use areas, and fish locations are available on maps. Habitat details are described, including a section on ice wedges and other permafrost features.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are licensed for use under the copyright law, and the use of the Service logo is restricted to official publications. Credit for photos can be provided by including on the page (or via a link to a credits page) a citation such as: Credit: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service/photo by Robert Shallenberger (if the artist is known) USFWS/Elkins, WV (if originating office but not the artist is known)
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-338
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)