Fish and Wildlife Assessing Land-Swap in Izembek

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at the environmental impacts of a proposed land-swap and road project in the Alaska Peninsula’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Congress passed legislation signed into law last year calling for the land exchange and allowing for a road to connect two communities.  But environmentalists are still fighting the plan.

Photo and Story by Libby Casey, APRN – Washington

A handful of environmentalists, among them a man dressed as a Pacific black brant gathered outside the Interior Department ahead of a meeting the controversial land swap.

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