Alaska

Subhankar Banerjee

A polygon mosaic takes shape when the ground freezes and cracks, allowing water to collect and form ice wedges that expande each winter.

Audubon Magazine

Polar Distress

With the clock running out in January, the Bush administration, ignoring the concerns of its own scientists and possibly breaking federal law, looks to open a vital stretch of Arctic habitat to offshore oil and gas drilling. So much for saving endangered bears.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
John Schoen

A brown bear stalks spawning salmon in an Alaskan river.

Subhankar Banerjee

Aerial View of Teshekpuk Lake Wetlands

U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
David Cline, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
ANWR in Winter by Jo Goldmann, USFWS
U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service
Art Sowls U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Tongass National Forest: A Global Treasure

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The Tongass National Forest is a stunning landscape of old-growth rainforest, mountains, islands, glaciers, and fjords. Ancient stands of the largest old-growth trees make up only about 3 percent of the Tongass, yet these are also the trees most often targeted for logging. If we act today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to conserve the remaining ecological pieces of the world's last great temperate rainforest.

Teshekpuk Lake: Arctic Nursery

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Teshekpuk Lake is located on the North Slope of Alaska and is one of the most ecologically important wetlands in the entire Arctic.

Teshekpuk Lake: Arctic Nursery

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Teshekpuk Lake is located on the North Slope of Alaska and is one of the most ecologically important wetlands in the entire Arctic. This sensitive area provides habitat for tens of thousands of molting geese, threatened species like the Spectacled Eider, and the 45,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd. This video was sponsored by Audubon Alaska and the Wildlife Conservation Society, in cooperation with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

John & Karen Hollingsworth/USFWS
Flowers bloom on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by Florian Schulz
Mother caribou and calf
Flocks of geese, Teshekpuk Lake
Photo by Jean Tam
Anchorage Audubon Society volunteers tow a constructed loon island to its anchor site on Connors Lake, AK
Photo by Jean Tam
Anchorage Audubon Society volunteers prepare a loon nesting island on Connors Lake, AK