Wiseman is a small mining community established in 1907 on the Middle Fork Koyukuk River, some sixty miles north of the Arctic Circle and about three miles from the Dalton Highway. Gold was discovered in nearby Nolan Creek. Today's residents subsist by hunting, trapping, and gardening.
Shrubby cinquefoil (tundra rose), Potentilla fruiticosa
Common fireweeed, Epilobium angustifolium
Grass of Parnassus (bog star), Parnassia palustris
Siberian aster, Aster sibiricus
Blue flag iris, Iris setosa
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