About Alaska Wilderness League

The League works to preserve Alaska’s wilderness by engaging citizens, sharing resources, collaborating with other organizations, educating the public, and providing a courageous, constant and victorious voice for Alaska in the nation’s capital from all 50 states that work together to keep Alaska’s wild places protected for future generations. The League works to provide the strongest possible protections for the special areas within the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska.

The National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (Reserve) is the largest single unit of public lands in the nation. Encompassing 23.5 million acres, the Reserve harbors rich, vital wild lands and wildlife. These lands belong to you and me – and we deserve to play a role in how they are managed. The Reserve contains some of our nation’s most treasured natural resources – millions of acres of wilderness-quality lands with critical habitat for millions of migratory birds, as well as grizzly bears, caribou, threatened polar bears, walrus, wolves, endangered beluga whales and more. The League is working to protect special areas such as Teshekpuk Lake, Colville River, Utukok Uplands, Kasegaluk Lagoon, as well as special places such as the Dease Inlet-Meade River, Ikpikpuk River, Peard Bay, DeLong Mountains and Arctic Foothills. To read more visit our campaign page.

Win a summer rafting trip for two in the wilderness of America’s Arctic!

Caribou in the Reserve. Credit: Dave Shreffler
Caribou in the Reserve. Credit: Dave Shreffler
One lucky participant will win a rafting trip for two to see the natural treasures of the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska. You’ll be able to explore the Reserve’s ecologically unique wetlands, waters, and mountains firsthand.

Join Arctic Treks, a family-owned operation that has been guiding trips since 1979, on a 10 day rafting trip of the Nigu River in the Western Arctic in August of 2012. The Nigu merges with the Etuivluk which flows north into the immense Colville River. Take in exceptional wilderness and enjoy relaxed paddling as you view birds and animals. You’re likely to see grizzly bears, moose, and hundreds to thousands of migrating caribou! If you’re a wilderness and wildlife enthusiast, this is the trip of a lifetime. Arctic Treks guides are very flexible – there is not set itinerary, so expect to spend 4-6 days rafting down the river with about 3-6 hours spent on the water and the remainder of time, relaxing at camp or taking in a fun day hike.

Additional Details
  • Link here to the Official Rules of the Western Arctic Trip Sweepstakes.
  • Entries will be must be received online from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2011. Random drawing will be conducted by January 1, 2012. Winner will be notified by January 15, 2012 via email.
  • Winner and guest will travel to the Western Arctic in the summer of 2012. Specific dates in August 2012 to be determined. The trip will last 10 days. The prize covers the entire cost of the Western Arctic Trip for two, but not accommodations needed prior to and at the end of the trip. Estimated value of the trip is approximately $12,000.
  • Winner and guest are responsible for paying for their own travel to Fairbanks and return from Fairbanks and for making their own travel arrangements that will allow sufficient time to go on the Western Arctic trip.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win and will not improve your chances of winning. Only one entry allowed per person. See Official Rules for details.

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