WEB OF LIFE
This remote location may seem like it is a world away. But every American is directly connected to these wild lands through the wildlife that migrate to it each year. Every spring, over 200 species of birds travel to nest in the Arctic Refuge. They come from every state in the nation, and a total of six continents, to feast on the spring explosion of insects and plants.
Alaska’s North Slope is also a year-round home to more than 400 species of plants and dozens of species of fish. The landscape of rivers, lakes, and coastal plains supports a unique web of life. Here, people, animals, insects, plants, and landscapes have evolved together over millions of years. Together, they create a one-of-a kind land filled with life.