(This piece was written and submitted by Susan Sorg, and originally appeared on OneWildLife.) “The sacred place where life begins.” This is how the Gwich’in, the indigenous people who have lived in the Arctic Refuge wilderness for thousands of years, describe their interconnection with this land.
The Arctic Refuge is wild and spectacular—and, get this: It belongs to all Americans. Including you. (This piece originally appeared on Outdoor Research.)