One of the nation's most remote rivers emerging from the Brooks Range and flowing over 300 miles through the Arctic Reserve to the Beaufort Sea. At 23 million acres the Arctic Reserve is the largest unit of public land in the United States with spectacular opportunities for wilderness exploration.
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Last month, Interior Secretary Salazar signed a Record of Decision for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Integrated Activity Plan. This first ever-comprehensive management plan for the Reserve establishes an important balance between resource extraction and the need for protection of natural resources. It includes important protections for the Colville and other rivers in the Reserve.
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