Tuesday, December 6, 1960: Arctic National Wildlife Range

Nearly 9 million acres in northeastern Alaska are set aside as protected areas "for the purpose of preserving wildlife, wilderness and recreational values." In 1980 the designated area was doubled in size and renamed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

* Refuge website: @
* Text of Public Land Order creating range: @
* Panoramic photos: @
* "Potential Impacts of Proposed Oil and Gas Development": @
* Izembek National Wildlife Range (also established on this date): @

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