The Other Arctic
When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness--also teeming with birds, bears, and caribou. Best of all, they can help save it.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Show your concern about drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska's special areas by filling out and mailing the card that's bound between pages 84 and 85. Tell the BLM to provide permanent protection for areas within the NPR-A, including Teshekpuk Lake, the Utukok Uplands, Kasegaluk Lagoon, and the Colville River. You can stay up to date on the issue here. Express your concern for the Teshekpuk Lake Wetlands by sending a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar here.