Chirikof Island and Cattle - page 2

After purchase of the Territory of Alaska in 1867, Chirikof Island was federally managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Cattle were first stocked in 1888 or later. In 1980, Congress included Chirikof Island in Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The BLM grazing lease expired in 2000.

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Chirikof beef Flying D and wrecked chute

Currently there are no year-round residents. There have been no new attempts to remove cattle from Chirikof since 2003.
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Last updated: 12/26/2007