Alaska Day: Birds and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
OCTOBER 9, 2018
Alaska Day commemorates Alaska’s formal transfer from Russia to the United States in 1867. It is therefore appropriate for birders to pause and recognize significance of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. In fact, the ten largest National Wildlife Refuges are in Alaska and most were created or supplemented by ANILCA. That said, many areas in Alaska are only lightly birded.