Protect Caribou Habitat in Alaska

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: President Barack Obama, U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska

Four existing areas of western Arctic Alaska within the National Petroluem Reserve lack permanent protection as the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management is deciding what to do with 23 million acres of public land where caribou and other wildlife live.

These four regions need protection because of the exceptional biodiversity among marine mammals including polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, and seals. The area is also important for two large caribou herds and vital for community subsistence among northern and western Alaskan communities, as well as grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, and arctic foxes. The wetlands  provide vital nesting, feeding, and staging habitats for migratory bird populations, including many that disperse to all lower 48 states.

The BLM could choose to preserve the caribou's habitat. Don't let oil and gas development destroy it.

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: (202)456.1111
Fax: (202)456-2461
Email: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

BLM Washington Office
Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3801
feedback@ios.doi.gov
Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov

BLM Director: Bob Abbey
E-mail: Director@blm.gov
Deputy Director (Operations): Mike Pool
E-mail: Mike_Pool@blm.gov
Acting Deputy Director (Programs and Policy): Neil Kornze
E-mail: nkornze@blm.gov
Chief of Staff: Janet Lin
E-mail: janet_lin@blm.gov

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
Alaska Region 
Geoffrey Haskett
1011 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907â€Â 786â€Â3309
Fax: 907â€Â 786â€Â3495
Geoff_Haskett@fws.gov

Four existing areas of western Arctic Alaska within the National Petroluem Reserve lack permanent protection as the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management is deciding what to do with 23 million acres of public land where caribou and other wildlife live.


These four regions need protection because of the exceptional biodiversity among marine mammals including polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, and seals. The area is also important for two large caribou herds and vital for community subsistence among northern and western Alaskan communities, as well as grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, and arctic foxes. The wetlands  provide vital nesting, feeding, and staging habitats for migratory bird populations, including many that disperse to all lower 48 states.


The BLM could choose to preserve the caribou's habitat. Don't let oil and gas development destroy it.

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