When Wilderness Begins

When Wilderness Begins

This article tells the story of a 30+ year process to construct a road between the Aleut community of King Cove, Alaska and the Cold Bay Airport. The challenge for this 12-mile road is that it must pass through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. This process has been a long, emotional, and politically hard-fought confrontation on a national level between environmentalists and the predominant Aleut population of King Cove. It has become a major confrontation of environmental ideologies, potential precedence-setting public land use decisions and health and safety issues. by Gary Hennigh, King Cove, Alaska

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