Conservation in the National Petroleum Reserve - Conservation Field Notes with Steven Rinella

Located on Alaska's North Slope, the 22.8 million acres of the National Petroleum Reserve comprise the largest single block of federally managed land in the United States.

The habitat provided by the reserve supports abundant migratory bird populations and the largest caribou herd in Alaska as well as numerous other game and non-game species.
The Bureau of Land Management is currently developing an Integrated Activity Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement to plan for the future management of the reserve.
The TRCP supports Alternative B-2, which proposes a no lease designation that would account for protection of habitat on a mere 13 percent of the 22.8 million-acre NPR-A while still allowing for future oil and gas development in the majority of the reserve.