Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is a remnant of the land bridge connecting Asia with North America more than 10,000 years ago. During the ice age. whenever sea level fell enough, this became part of a migration route—up to 1,000 miles wide—for people, animals, and plants. Prehistoric Asian hunters may have entered the Americas here. The Chukchi and Bering Seas now cover the land bridge. Today Eskimos from neighboring villages pursue subsistence lifestyles and manage reindeer herds in and near the preserve. More than 112 migratory bird species can be seen here and occasional seals, walrus, and whales. Muskoxen, grizzly bears, foxes, wolves, and moose also inhabit the preserve.
Access: Usual access to this isolated preserve is by air service out of Nome and Kotzebue. From Kotzebue, fly with Golden Eagle Outfitters. Approximate Size: 2.7 million acres. For Information contact Superintendent, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752-1029. 907-443-2522; www.nps.gov/bela