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Becharof Wilderness

Becharof Wilderness is a wilderness area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located within the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, it comprises approximately 500,000 acres (2,000 km²) and is bordered by the Katmai Wilderness on the north. It was designated Wilderness in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.[1] The region is home to a wide array of wildlife, including brown bears, salmon, caribou, and migratory birds.[2]

Becharof Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Becharof Wildlife Refuge Map.jpg
Map of Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. Striped area indicates Becharof Wilderness.
Location Lake and Peninsula Borough and Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, USA
Nearest city Egegik, Alaska
Coordinates 57°55′10″N 155°39′20″W / 57.91944°N 155.65556°W / 57.91944; -155.65556Coordinates: 57°55′10″N 155°39′20″W / 57.91944°N 155.65556°W / 57.91944; -155.65556
Area 500,000 acres (2,023 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Spawning Salmon in Becharof Creek