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Chiniak Bay, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is a United States Wildlife Refuge in the Kodiak Archipelagomarker in southwestern Alaskamarker, United Statesmarker.

The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge includes the southwestern two-thirds of Kodiak Islandmarker, Uganik Island, the Red Peaks area of Afognakmarker Island and all of Ban Island in the archipelago. It encompasses 1,990,418 acres, or 8,055 kmĀ² (3,110 sq miles). The refuge is administered from offices in Kodiakmarker.

The refuge contains seven major rivers and about 100 streams. It is a spawning ground for all six species of Pacific Oceanmarker salmon, trout and several other fish species, as well as a nesting ground for 250 species of bird, many of which feed on salmon. The refuge has only six native species of mammals: Kodiak brown bear, red fox, river otter, ermine, little brown bat and tundra vole. The non-native mammals Sitka deer, mountain goat, snowshoe hare and beaver were introduced to the archipelago between the 1920s and 1950s and are now hunted and trapped.
Scenery, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
The climate of the refuge is that of southern Alaska, mild and rainy. Many areas in the refuge are densely forested with Sitka Spruce at lower elevations. There are grasslands in drier areas and at higher elevations. The refuge contains several small glaciers.

The refuge has no road access from outside and contains no roads.

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References

  1. USFWS Lands Report, 30 September 2007


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