Trustees for Alaska is looking for people to join its team, fighting for the environment through the legal system and educating the public.
Legal fellow Lauren Sherman joined Trustees in September. Here, she talks about how her childhood interest in being an environmentalist took a turn to the law: As a child surrounded by estuaries in Florida, I loved spending an afternoon watching a great blue heron stalk fish or manatees feeding in shallow beds of seagrass. It struck me as magical to see how each organism, no matter how small, contributed to the entire system.… Read More
I am so grateful to the legal team at Trustees for being willing to work with me over Zoom. It’s certainly been a unique summer experience! The four-hour time difference means the occasional evening phone call—and while my team members in Alaska are happy that temperatures have just started hitting 70, I’ve been timing my daily runs to avoid afternoon highs of 90+ degrees. In these challenging times, I am so thankful for the work that the incredible team at Trustees is doing to safeguard our country’s most special places. I’v… Read More
I came to Trustees as a staff attorney in 2007 and recall how excited we all were when Valerie decided to return to Trustees in 2011. For the last nine years, I have had the incredible fortune to work with her and learn how to become a more effective advocate. And on her last day, true to her course, she left us all with the powerful words of Brock Evans, “Endless Pressure, endlessly applied.”… Read More
While the Trump and Dunleavy administrations continue efforts to make Alaska a resource colony for Outside exploiters, we continue using our legal expertise to protect sacred places, public lands, clean water and air, the natural systems that nourish life, and the public processes that give people the power to hold decision-makers and decision-making processes accountable. Our workload demands more legal staff, so we are hiring now for a staff attorney and legal fellow. Does this sound like the law firm for you?… Read More