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Chilkat River — Critical Habitat Area
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Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve At the confluence of the Chilkat and Tsirku rivers 18 miles north of Haines on the Haines Highway, is the site of the largest known concentration of bald eagles in the world, the “Bald Eagle Council Grounds,” designated as both a state critical habitat area and the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve for the protection of bald eagles and their habitat.

For current land status information, see the Chilkat River Land Status Map (PDF 546 kB). You may also download the KML file which depicts the refuge area boundary.

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