Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak Island, Alaska
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Seward's fortune. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is situated on Kodiak Island in Alaska. This refuge was established as a refuge in 1941 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's leadership. Kodiak Island boasts a diverse landscape that includes an extensive shoreline spanning hundreds of kilometres as well as lakes, marshes, bogs and meadows. Did you know that the contains seven major rivers and about 100 streams? The island's towering mountains are adorned with fjord inlets and lush vegetation, including sedges, alders, spruces, vibrant wildflowers and delicious berries. A wild inhabitant of the islands, the Kodiak bear, the largest subspecies of brown bear, is named after the archipelago.