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Izembek — State Game Refuge
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A component of the first Ramsar List site in the United States

Located on the northern shore of the Alaska Peninsula, near the community of Cold Bay and adjacent to the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Izembek State Game Refuge supports one of the largest eelgrass beds in the world and annually hosts millions of waterfowl and shorebirds on their way to and from nesting grounds to the north. The State Game Refuge extends beyond the barrier islands into the Bering Sea.

For more information on the Izembek State Game Refuge please refer to the Izembek Management Plan. For current land status information, see the Izembek Land Status Map (PDF 331 kB). You may also download the KML file which depicts the refuge area boundary.

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