Once again, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may open the Teshekpuk Lake area in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) to oil and gas leasing. The Teshekpuk Lake area is one of the most important wetlands in the Arctic, providing habitat for tens of thousands of molting geese, threatened species like the Spectacled Eider, and the 45,000-head Teshekpuk Lake Caribou Herd.
There is a short window to provide public comments on a new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for oil and gas leasing in Northeast NPR-A, including the area around Teshekpuk Lake. Please contact the BLM and speak out for protection of these unique resources. Personalized comments will have the most impact.