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Alaska News Brief June 2021: Getting your hands dirty helps

A few weeks ago, I took some time off to pick up some flowers from the nursery and put up a small greenhouse. I spent days planting and tending and getting my hands dirty. I’m loving the red, purple, white and blue hues of the blooms, and the greening up of tomato and cucumber starts. I worked up a sweat in the yard last weekend, and basked in the much-needed warmth and sunshine. Mental health has been on my mind these days.… Read More

Alaska News Brief May 2021: Shining light on what the world could be

In our work, we sometimes talk about going on the defensive. For us, that means doing everything we can to hold the line in court when those with power make decisions and take actions that put the health of Alaska’s lands and communities, water and air at risk. Defensive work requires focusing on stopping harmful things and sometimes forgetting to shine the light on what we can build together. So today, I want to shine that light again on who we are and what we stand for.… Read More

A look back on “that hovercraft case”

You might have heard Governor Dunleavy recently announce the “Unlock Alaska” initiative. Through it, he basically dares federal agencies to regulate any waterway running through federal lands, and encourages Alaska citizens to flout federal regulations. This is political posturing, for sure, a flawed interpretation of the State’s authority, and a bizarre attempt at a power grab certain to lead to extensive litigation. … Read More

Alaska Brief–November 2018

Fighting to protect wilderness, wildlife, and clean air and water can feel disheartening. It just got harder in Alaska with the election of a Governor who, like the Trump administration, wants to gut environmental protections and hastily pave the way … Read More

The legal waiting game

Trustees and its clients will play the legal waiting game this fall while waiting for several District Court decisions. These rulings could improve the health of our lands, waters and communities, or trigger ongoing litigation to defend against the threats … Read More

Supreme Court to hear Sturgeon case

The U.S. Supreme Court decided today to hear a case concerning the National Park Service’s authority to regulate boating activities on rivers in national park boundaries in Alaska. The lawsuit centers on John Sturgeon’s desire to use his hovercraft within … Read More