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Togiak National Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to Togiak National Wildlife Refuge located on the shores of Bristol Bay at the foot of the Ahklun Mountains.
Refuge History: The many majestic landscapes of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge were formed by geological forces including volcanoes and earthquakes over the years. Glacial retreat also played it's part in forming these unique landscapes. Refuge History: For thousands of years before the arrival of the first European settlers the land in and around Togiak National Wildlife Refuge was occupied by Eskimos who hunted the lands game and fished it's waters. The first known European to come in contact with the Alaskan Natives was Captain James Cook in 1778. The 19th and 20th centuries brought fur trading, gold mining, and fishing into the region. For a very long time these lands were managed by the Bureau of Land Management until the establishment of Cape Newenham National Wildlife Refuge in 1969. In 1980 the refuge was expanded and renamed to become the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.
Wildlife: Togiak National Wildlife Refuge helps protect the home of over 500 plant species and numerous wild critters including brown bears, wolverines, black bears, moose, foxes, beavers, porcupines, seals, sea lions, walruses, whales, geese, peregrine falcons, and many others. Please treat their home with respect.
For the lover of the outdoors Togiak National Wildlife Refuge boasts beautiful scenery, over 1,500 miles of streams and 600 miles of coastline, and so much more. Come on out and explore!