This video production contains music that has been licensed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This license allows for the free distribution of the finished video production, in its entirety, by video tape, Compact or Digital Video disc, or internet streaming and downloading. It is intended for the private, personal use the Public. Any non-private use by the Public of this video product containing licensed music requires that a separate license be obtained. You are responsible for any license requirement resulting from your use of the music. - - The refuge is dominated by Becharof Lake, the second largest lake in Alaska. The lake covers one-fourth of the refuge and is surrounded by low rolling hills, tundra wetlands, volcanic peaks and to the east, the 477,000 acre Becharof Wilderness. Salmon spawning streams attract one of the largest concentrations of brown bear in Alaska. Moose inhabit the refuge in moderate numbers and about 10,000 caribou migrate through and winter on the refuge seasonally. Other mammals include wolves, wolverines, river otters, red fox, and beaver. Sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, and migratory whales inhabit the shoreline and offshore waters. Alaska Peninsula Refuge is a land of spectacular beauty with rolling tundra, towering mountains, active volcanoes, and rugged coastlines. Encompassing some 3.5 million acres, the refuge is dominated by the Aleutian Range, part of a chain of volcanoes, the Ring of Fire, that encircles the Pacific Ocean. Designated a National Natural Landmark, 8,400 foot Mt. Veniaminof is a massive volcano with a base almost 30 miles across, larger than any active volcano on record. The summit crater, about 5.2 miles in diameter, contains a 25 square mile cupped ice field--the most extensive crater glacier in North America. Large mammals found on the refuge include moose, caribou, wolves, brown bear, and wolverines. Productive salmon streams sustain a large population of brown bear. Sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and migratory whales inhabit the shores and offshore waters.
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