Sheenjek River
From its headwaters in the Philip Smith Mountains in the eastern Brooks Range, the Sheenjek flows southward 200 miles, meeting the Porcupine River at a point 23 miles northeast of Fort Yukon. A 1956 expedition up the Sheenjek by naturalists Olaus and Margaret Murie provided the inspiration and preliminary research that led to the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Range in 1960. The Range became the Refuge in 1980 under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

 


Subhankar Banerjee, "Sheenjek River Valley" David Mollett, "Sheenjek Cliff Face" Ursula Schneider, "Sheenjek River"
Subhankar Banerjee
Sheenjek River Valley
2001

David Mollett
Sheenjek Cliff Face
Alkyd on canvas
48 x 36 in
1990
Ursula Schneider
Sheenjek River
Nylon, acrylic and pigments
59 x 8 in
1998