"The Arctic Refuge is among the most complete, pristine, and undisturbed ecosystems on earth. Here coastal lagoons, barrier islands, arctic tundra, foothills, mountains, and boreal forests provide a combination of habitats, climate, and geography unmatched by any other northern conservation area - conditions that support the Refuge's diverse community of life." - USFWS
Image: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with its tundra ecosystem is a focus of Trip 11. The Brooks Range is in the background.