On the threshold: Refuges Alaska, ca. 1971 - ca. 1977
ARC Identifier 5833 / Local Identifier 22.69. This film presents Alaskan regions proposed by the Secretary of the Interior to be part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, including proposed Koyukuk, Yukon Flats, Yukon Delta, Selawik, Arctic, Chukchi Sea, and Togiak National Wildlife Refuges; plus a Noatak National Arctic Range and Iliamna National Resource Range, both to be part of the National Wildlife Refuge System in connection with the Bureau of Land Management. Each region is described by its geography, vegetation, wildlife, and the importance of conserving its particular features. Begins with a brief history of events leading up to the decision to reserve 80 million acres of Alaskan land for wildlife. Includes aerial shots of rivers and mountains. Many still and moving images of Native peoples, birds, salmon, caribou, polar bears, seals, and walruses. Department of the Interior. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (07/01/1974 - ) DVD copied by Liz Pruszko.