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Alaska News Brief June 2020: Endless pressure, endlessly applied

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

Trump targets wildlife in Alaska

Despite the global pandemic and significant civil unrest, this administration has been relentlessly dismantling bedrock environmental laws and regulations. In its latest actions affecting Alaska, the Interior Department takes aim at wolves, bears, coyotes, and other wildlife in National Preserves in Alaska and in the most-visited wildlife refuge in the state, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.… Read More

Alaska Brief–August

When we set up a system that allows us to disengage from the damage we do and stop caring about people we don’t know and those who come after us, we alienate ourselves from our connection to the planet…… Read More

Trump targets wolves

Using planes or helicopters to locate wolves and then land nearby to shoot them has been illegal on National Wildlife Refuge lands in Alaska for decades. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service originally adopted the prohibition to prevent the State … Read More

Protect bears, wolves now!

Two Alaskans made the news last month after lying about unlawfully killing a female bear and her cubs. One of the headlines noted the vulnerability and timing of the killing: A mother bear and two ‘shrieking’ newborn cubs were killed … Read More

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