Says writer Mark Wilson:
"Few would would argue it is the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system. ... It is an area of heartbreaking beauty."Wilson goes on to say that visiting remote and rugged ANWR is difficult and not for the fainthearted. But he says this is part of its appeal, and calls it "the trip of a lifetime."
We haven't heard anything about ANWR's value as bird habitat during the ongoing debate over whether the refuge should be opened to oil drilling. Wilson's writeup reminds us that the refuge has value beyond it's oil -- even beyond its caribou and muskoxen.
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