The staff, clients, board – this dedicated team works day in and day out to empower people to stand up for their rights and keep Alaska wild.
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
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
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
It’s hard to speak up when you don’t feel heard, and harder still when you feel threatened. Dominant power structures have used this fact to silence social and environmental justice movements throughout history. They are using them now. Online conversations … Read More