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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Coastal Plain Resource Assessment: Report and recommendation to the Congress of the United States and final legislative environmental impact statement

Prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management
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Abstract

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in the northeastern corner of Alaska, was first established as the Arctic National Wildlife Range by Public Land Order 2214 in 1960, for the purpose of preserving unique wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values. The original 8.9-millionacre Range was withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including mining laws but not including mineral leasing laws. This order culminated extensive efforts begun more than a decade earlier to preserve this unique part of Alaska. The following report analyzes the potential environmental consequences of five management alternatives for the coastal plain, ranging from opening for lease of the entire area for oil and gas development, to wilderness designation. A legislative environmental impact statement has been integrated into the report.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Coastal Plain Resource Assessment: Report and recommendation to the Congress of the United States and final legislative environmental impact statement
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
xviii, 208 p.; 5 Plates: 99 x 71 cm. or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge