Volcano Pavlof photographed by the International Space Station on May 18, 2013. Image Credit: NASA. Sharply increased seismic activity and volcanic eruptions in the Aleutian Islands and the far western Brooks Range are being investigated by scientists. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says the activity over the past few months is the most seen by the station 26 years.
Snowy owl on the Alaskan tundra .Barry Lopez . " One owl settled back over its egg with an aura of primitive alertness....The serene Arctic light... came down over the land ..." Lopez writing on the Western Brooks Range of Alaska. . terriwindling.com
reindeer: caribou migrating, Brooks Range, Alaska, U.S. [Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service] The Prudhoe Bay region, on the coastal plain (North Slope) at the northern base of the range, has vast reserves of oil. To the west of it is the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska, which covers some 36,700 square miles (95,000 square km) of plains and mountains in northern and western Alaska. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline crosses the range
Marsh Fork Hiking & Canoeing - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Experience some of the best hiking Alaska has to offer on this amazing combination canoeing and hiking adventure in the high Arctic. This 10 day expedition begins in Fairbanks with a 300 mile flight north into the mighty Brooks Range. Our bush-pilot will drop us off on a small airstrip high in the Philip Smith Mountains on the western edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.