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For the birds

Birds give us song, beauty, food, a vision of flight. Some birds use tools. Some fly thousands and thousands of miles nonstop one way on annual migrations. Some swim as seamlessly as they fly. Some birds rely on specific foods like eelgrass while others eat almost anything. Some birds live all year in Alaska and others fly over oceans and continents to get here.

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Bombing at Eagle River Flats

Fifty years of unrestricted, year-round Army training bombing extensively contaminated Eagle River Flats and resulted in large-scale bird mortality. Public outcry and a lawsuit filed by Trustees for Alaska resulted in bombing restrictions that have been incredibly successful in protecting birds. Now, the Army seeks to resume bombing already proven to wreak ecological havoc.… Read More