Alaska's Eastern Interior

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The Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, is proposing to open to mining millions of acres in Alaska’s Eastern Interior region between Fairbanks and the Canadian border.

Alaska's Eastern Interior comprises nearly 7 million acres managed by BLM and includes some of the nation's wildest lands. It provides a spectacular backdrop for popular recreation activities and for hunting and fishing, which support local communities and Alaskan Native subsistence and cultural activities. The area contains three important wild and scenic rivers and it features diverse and abundant wildlife, including caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bear, wolves, wolverine, raptors, and arctic fox.

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