Polar bears can be experienced in the refuge.
USFWS Photo by Steve Hillebrand
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
"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