We first crossed paths with Warren Keogh when he served as vice president of the Castle Mountain Coalition – a citizen group that has worked to promote the health of the Matanuska watershed for decades. We talked to him about Alaska, advocacy and how he contributes to the health of land, water, and communities. … Read More
It’s that time of year for Alaskans to Pick.Click.Give. to Alaska nonprofits that help create a healthy, sustainable future for our state. This Alaska way of giving can help us protect clean water and air, healthy land and communities, and in taking climate action with a positive impact. … Read More
It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we first hunkered down due to the pandemic.
The concept of time has been unreal—it dragged, it sped up, it stood still. And in the midst of it all, we faced an existential crisis to our democracy, an ongoing racial reckoning, and so much loss—the loss of so many lives to COVID and racist violence and injustice. The loss of connection to family, friends, coworkers, social gatherings, and even purpose and meaning. A year can change everything and nothing at all. The months from last March to this March certainly proves it.… Read More
Dulce Ben-East, co-owner of Alaska Wild Harvest, shares her story about how she helps keep Alaska land, water, animals, and people healthy. “The health of our forests is intricately tied to our climate. In Alaska, the temperature is rising at three times the rate of the Lower 48. Our forests and fisheries are struggling to survive. Not only is forest health integral to my business, it is integral to the health of fisheries, wildlife, air and water, and people. …”… Read More
Being in the mountains was always something I dreamt about. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan where the tallest mountain peaks at 1,979 feet. So, when I had the chance to go to Alaska and work in Denali National Park, I jumped. North America’s highest mountain would be in my backyard. Everything about Alaska was larger than life!… Read More