The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to nearly 200 wildlife species. This unique Arctic habitat is often described as America's Serengeti.
The ANWR coastal plain houses critically important denning area for Beaufort Sea polar bears, migratory habitat for more than 135 bird species and a vital calving area for the 123,000 head Porcupine caribou herd.
Today, we're on the verge of an important milestone in the decades-long effort to protect it. For the first time in history. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released for public comment the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for ANWR.
This is a critical first step toward achieving enduring protection for ANWR's coastal plain.
Please submit your comment below urging the FWS to recommend a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain to protect it from oil and gas development.