National Wildlife Refuges - Yukon Flats
- To conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity.
- To fulfill the international treaty obligations of the United States with respect to fish and wildlife and their habitats.
- To provide the opportunity for continued subsistence uses by local residents.
- To ensure water quality and necessary water quantity within the refuge.
- manage to conserve fish, wildlife, and habitats in their natural diversity.
- human uses, which are compatible with the purposes of a national wildlife refuge, may be allowed.
- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is close to oil and gas leasing unless authorized by Congress (1002 area).
- oil leasing may be authorized on other Alaskan national wildlife refuges if it is in the national interest and compatible with purposes of the refuge.
- National Wildlife Refuges are closed to mining except for prior existing rights.