Land Exchange Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Information and Documents

Thank you for your interest in the potential land exchange for a road connecting King Cove and Cold Bay through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and the Congressionally designated Izembek Wilderness. On this page you will find key information and documents from the current Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) process and documents from prior years.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is preparing the SEIS at the request of the Secretary of the Interior. A land exchange for a road and other methods of transportation have been considered over the course of many years to connect the communities of King Cove and Cold Bay. 


A bright blue sky obstructed by fluffy white clouds reflected off of a stream shot from inside a kayak
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.


A sunset over Izembek Lagoon with a cloudy sky reflecting over the water
Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge lies between the highly productive waters of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. The heart of the refuge is Izembek Lagoon, a coastal ecosystem that's home to one of the world's largest eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds. Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl,...