Alaska:Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Izembek NWR in Alaska

The Conservation Fund acquired nearly 8,500 acres at Izembek lagoon with funds from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in 1999. The property was donated to the United States to be managed as part of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Izembek is one of the world’s premier migratory bird habitats and is noted for its great assemblage of black brant, emperor and Canada geese, the threatened Steller’s eider and myriad shore birds. The property also includes several salmon streams, which support thousands of spawning salmon of all five species and are important to brown bears.