January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p54
The article focuses on the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) passed in 1980 aimed at preserving Alaska's national and cultural heritage. The act also gave protection under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 25 rivers in the state, 13 within national parks, 2 within Bureau of Land Management conservation areas, 6 in national wildlife refuges, and 4 on lands outside of federally designated conservation units. The wild rivers in the area continue to be threatened by such activities as mining, hydroelectric projects and private holdings within conservation lands.


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