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Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Nestled within this natural corridor, Tetlin Refuge welcomes thousands of birds and hundreds of visitors each year. Upper.

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1 Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

2 Nestled within this natural corridor, Tetlin Refuge welcomes thousands of birds and hundreds of visitors each year. Upper Tanana Valley

3 Purposes of Tetlin Refuge Conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity Fulfill international treaties Provide subsistence uses for local residents Maintain water quality and quantity Provide interpretation and environmental education

4 Biology Inventorying and Monitoring Migratory birds Furbearers – prey species Caribou Moose & their habitats

5 Habitat Assessments climatic conditions phenology water quantity/quality Biology

6 NOAA Climate Station Weather collecting equipment Fuel Cell & Generator Tubular Solar Array

7 Climate Data Collected Daily Summary for Apr 14, 2012 LST (UTC-9) AK Tok 70 SE FWS, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge (Seaton Roadhouse site) Period of record Sep 24, 2011 — Apr 15, 2012 Average Temperature: 41.0 °F / 5.0 °C Maximum Temperature: 50.2 °F / 10.1 °C Minimum Temperature: 30.2 °F / -1.0 °C (Max + Min)/2 Temperature: 40.2 °F / 4.6 °C Precipitation: 0.01 in / 0.3 mm Total Solar Radiation: 14 MJ/m2 Maximum Hourly Average: 735 Wh/m2 Solar Radiation NOAA website

8 Water Quality & Quantity Monitoring Winter Measurements Measuring Stream Flows Nabesna River Remote Stream Gauge

9 Capturing Flows Remotely NOAA Website:

10 Environmental Education Interpretation and Wildlife Dependent Recreation Visitor Services Program

11 Environmental Education of all Ages

12 Facilities along the Alaska Highway Visitor Interpretation & Recreation Interpretation and Wildlife Recreation

13 Refuge visitor facilities span along 65 miles of the Alaska Highway 5 interpretive pullouts 2 campgrounds 3 hiking trails Seaton Rec. Area Visitor Center

14 Tetlin Refuge Visitor Center Milepost 1229 Each year, our Visitor Center welcomes over 13,000 visitors from around the globe.

15 Seaton Recreation Area MP 1234 Alaska Hwy

16 Seaton Recreation Area opens in Summer 2012 multiple trails observation decks

17 3 primitive tent camp sites Picnic pavilion Vault toilet Seaton Recreation Area

18 Interpretation at Seaton Recreational Area

19 Trapper’s Trail 1/2 mile trail behind VC self and guided walks Moderate, some inclines Airs Hill Trail Refuge Hiking Trails near AK/Canada border moderate to strenuous 7 mile wilderness trail

20 Alaska Interagency Welcome Center

21 Why a Center in Tok ?  Provide rest and comfort facilities for over 100K AK Hwy travelers annually.  A first class visitor center at the hub of public lands in Interior Alaska.  Need by local agencies and the communityfor such a facility.  Need by local agencies and the community for such a facility.  Strengthen local economies through tourism and outdoor recreation.

22 Facility Features (examples from other Centers) 110 person Theater 25 student Classroom Book Store Trip Planning Area

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24 This is the “Valley of Alaska’s Great Migrations”

25 Come visit Tetlin...


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