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Welcome Rachel Briggs!

Rachel Briggs joined Trustees last month as a legal fellow. Here she shares a bit of her journey in getting here.   I grew up in Hawaiʻi, a place, like Alaska, abundant in natural beauty. My moms instilled in me … Read More

Cold with a chance of bears

I have experienced many, many bear encounters–coastal brown bears in southwest and southeast Alaska, and black bears in central Alaska—but when I joined a trip to Barter Island with five other participants I got my first chance to see the “white bears” as the people we met in the Arctic called them. … Read More

Witnessing a historic vote

One of the benefits of working at Trustees for Alaska is that my work often takes me out of my office, sometimes even to the incredible places that we work to protect. Soon after I started as an attorney at Trustees, I was fortunate to be invited on a trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We spent 4 nights in the foothills of the Brooks Range, hiking and exploring the hills and braids of the Kongakut River. Surrounded by a landscape whose scale cannot be captured, the image that I return to often is that of a northern shrike nest, the speckled eggs nestled gently on a bed of ptarmigan feathers.… Read More

Seattle fish tales

We went to Seattle this month to celebrate the connection between Alaska salmon and the Pacific Northwest.

What we learned in our short Seattle stay is that many of our neighbors to the south understand the importance of protecting Alaska salmon and natural places. … Read More

What will climate do to us?

What worries an Alaska climate expert? When climate specialist Rich Thoman of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shared graphs and data with Anchorage residents last week, he pointed out a bevy … Read More

Spring onto our team

You may have spoken out against the proposed Pebble mine before, and we are grateful you did. All of us need to keep fighting to protect our fisheries, communities, and ways of life. Trustees takes on this fight every day, … Read More

Join us in the Arctic!

We decided to host two trips to the Arctic this year to share some of the places, animals and people we work to protect from industrial threats. Both trips offer an opportunity to talk to attorneys about the specific actions … Read More

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