Check out this beautiful video of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
A federal judge recently halted a proposed land transfer that would have allowed for a 12 mile road to be built through the refuge. The judge questioned the current administration’s decision to allow the road, given that the Obama administration determined that the road would cause significant degradation of irreplaceable ecological resources and was therefore not in the public interest
Most of the refuge, including the area the road would cut through, is designated as wilderness, and activities such as road building are prohibited on wilderness. No word yet if the Department of the Interior will appeal this decision.