Without roads, trails, or formal campgrounds, Gates of the Arctic’s 7-million-acre wilderness covers vast terrain, including the jagged peaks of the Brooks Mountain Range, glacier-carved valleys, boreal forest, six Wild and Scenic Rivers, and arid stretches of polar desert—all north of the Arctic Circle.
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Threat Stop the Ambler Mining Road A proposed 220-mile industrial access road would cross over one hundred rivers and streams, interfere with subsistence lifestyles of rural Alaskans, and travel into Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Sound like a bad idea? We think so, too.
Resource Ambler Mining Road FAQ and Fact Sheets Alaska recently proposed a private industrial road along the southern Brooks Range to facilitate construction of an open pit copper mine near Ambler, Alaska.