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Important Places: Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge

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Tasked with protecting and managing surreal beauty, the US Fish and Wildlife Service uses aerial lidar and imagery to support their critical management efforts.

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Important Places: Yukon Delta Wildlife Refuge

  1. 1. IMPORTANT PLACES LOCATION: WESTERN ALASKA SUBJECT: YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PURPOSE: PRESERVE AND MANAGE THE SIGNIFICANT HABITAT AND WATERWAYS OF THE YUKON DELTA. STATS: >MANAGED BY US FISH AND WILDLIFE >19 MILLION SQUARE MILES >USFWS CONSIDERS THE YUKON DELTA AS THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOREBIRD NESTING AREA IN THE COUNTRY >AREA HAS 44 SPECIES OF FISH ALONE >YUKON DELTA HAS SEEN OVER 100 YEARS OF GOLD MINING NOTE: THE IMAGE USED IN THIS GRAPHIC IS FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES. IT SHOWS BOTH AERIAL LIDAR AND IMAGERY FOR THE SAME LOCATION IN THE PROJECT AREA.

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