The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, established in the 1980s is a national wildlife refuge in northeastern Alaska, United States. and consists of 19,286,722 acres in the Alaska North Slope region.
It is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the USA, slightly larger than the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
The move to protect this corner of Alaska began in the early 1950s and the establishment of the ANWR protected 19 million acres of prime boreal wilderness from fur trappers, oil tycoons, and would-be lodge owners.
Only six families of white settlers were grandfathered in and allowed to keep cabins in the refuge
Now only one still stays there year-round living off the land.
His name is Heimo Korth. He has been described as the “Omega Man of America’s Final Frontier”.
This documentary, first released in 2009, looks at the life of Heimo and his family.