Two wild Alaska Rivers featured on stamps

The 'Wild and Scenic Rivers Act' pays tribute to streams that highlight wildlife, geology and historical significance.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska The Koyukuk and Tlikakila rivers are featured on Postage Stamps as part of a collaboration between the Alaska National Park Service and the Postal Service.

The 'Wild and Scenic Rivers Act' pays tribute to streams that highlight wildlife, geology and historical significance.

The Koyukuk River begins south of the Arctic Divide through the Endicott Mountains, while the Tlikakila River flows entirely within the Lake Clark National Park.

An unveiling of the stamps took place earlier today (wed) in Anchorage.

Greg Dudgeon, the superintendent of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Reserve, spoke on why these rivers were chosen to be featured on the stamps.

"For rivers or sections of rivers that remain natural, free flowing, they haven't been developed, they haven't been impounded. Seen and experienced how our forefathers and foremothers would have seen and used them and probably more importantly recognize them today." Dudgeon said.

The stamps are now available for purchase at Post Offices nationwide.