Aleutian Islands Wilderness

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Aleutian Islands Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Aleutian Islands Wilderness
Map showing the location of Aleutian Islands Wilderness
Location Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA
Nearest city Atka, Alaska
Coordinates 52°05′24″N 173°32′31″W / 52.09000°N 173.54194°W / 52.09000; -173.54194Coordinates: 52°05′24″N 173°32′31″W / 52.09000°N 173.54194°W / 52.09000; -173.54194
Area 1,300,000 acres (5,300 km2)
Established 1980 (1980)
Governing body US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Aleutian Islands Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Aleutian Islands of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is about 1,300,000 acres (5,300 km2) in area and was designated by the United States Congress in 1980. It is part of the Aleutian Islands unit of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

External links

  • Wilderness.net - Aleutian Islands Wilderness
  • Recreation.gov - Aleutian Islands Wilderness
  • "Aleutian Islands: A Wilderness Ecosystem in Collapse" by Marla Cone, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 28, 2001


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