Togiak, Alaska

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Togiak is located 67 miles west of Dillingham at the head of Togiak Bay, and is in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge – gateway to Walrus Island Game Sanctuary. Access to Togiak is primarily by plane. Archaeological evidence shows that the Togiak region has been continuously occupied for at least 2,000 years.

Today the population is around 771 and more than 86% Yup’ik. Its economy relies primarily on commercial salmon, herring, and herring roe-on-kelp fisheries. Forty-eight marine and terrestrial mammal species and more than 150,000 caribou from two herds inhabit the Togiak Refuge. Around 201 species of birds have been sighted in the refuge.

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  • Margie Coopchiak

    Community Research Assistant
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    Community Research Assistant

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