06 Jan '18, 10pm
This is dangerous and irresponsible. Audubon statement here:
Izembek is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, and the lagoons at Izembek NWR and the overlapping Izembek State Game Refuge comprise an Important Bird Area (IBA) of global importance for several waterfowl species. “Izembek supports an astounding number of waterfowl,” said Nils Warnock, Audubon Alaska’s Executive Director. “Birds like the Emperor Goose, Brant, and Steller’s Eider rely on Izembek’s vast eelgrass beds where they can go through molt, feed, and fatten up for migration undisturbed by humans.” Many mammals also use the area including caribou, brown bears, wolves, and wolverines.