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Protect the Izembek Refuge

Stop the Road Through Izembek

The Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 80 bird species – including the endangered Steller’s eider – as well as brown bears, caribou and wolverines. It is a globally important wildlife area that we are so fortunate to have in our own backyards.

But some lawmakers have proposed that the state spend $10 million to fund the construction of a road that would put this amazing wildlife haven in serious jeopardy.

Proponents of the road say that it will provide access from the village of King Cove to the airport at Cold Bay. But a road through this region would be expensive to build and very difficult to maintain — and numerous studies have shown that transportation by sea would be far more reliable!

Tell your senator and representative to that our state funds should support wise investments in real infrastructure needs – not destructive pet projects.

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