Birds

The Teshekpuk Lake area supports the highest density of nesting waterfowl and shorebirds in the Reserve. No other area of the arctic coastal plain offers the extensive, nutrient enriched, meadow-like habitats able to support large numbers of waterfowl while also providing deep, open lakes for security from predators when molting.

The Teshekpuk Lake area sustains the largest goose molting concentration in the Arctic – with up to 60,000 geese (including the lesser snow goose, Canada and white-fronted goose and up to 33% of the entire Pacific black brant population) congregating at once. The coastal plain of the Reserve, including the Teshekpuk Lake area, is an important arctic habitat for threatened spectacled eiders.

The current lease plan would slice the T-lake area into seven tracts to be sold off to the highest bidder. The effects on the nation's waterfowl could be disastrous.

Which is exactly why America simply won't let it happen. Join us in sending a letter to the CEO of ConocoPhillips and to the Director of the Interior, telling them how you feel about the T-Lake Special Area.

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