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In Northern Alaska, A Human Rights Imperative

By Rebekah Ashley | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trump’s assault on climate and public lands has put vulnerable communities at risk. Under his leadership, millions of acres of public lands have been opened to the energy industry and crucial protections have been rolled back on Indigenous lands.

Reimagining Aldo Leopold’s “The Land Ethic”

By League Staff | June 19, 2019

Alaska Wilderness League supporter Michael W. Shurgot, PhD, a retired Professor of Humanities from Olympia, WA, submitted this piece on Aldo Leopold, considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system. For more on Aldo Leopold, visit www.aldoleopold.org.

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Keep Roadless Rule Protections In The Tongass

By Adam Kolton | June 4, 2019

(This piece originally appeared in The Hill.) Alaska state officials and the Alaska congressional delegation have attempted to force on Southeast Alaska communities and the region’s economies something they don’t want or need: a revival of large-scale clear-cutting.

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Outdoor Adventurers And Athletes Head To Capitol Hill

By Emily Sullivan | May 22, 2019

Alaska Wilderness League joined Protect our Winters and the American Packrafting Association to advocate on behalf of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, bringing outdoor adventurers and athletes to Washington, D.C., to educate members of Congress. [Above: Arctic Refuge supporters take to the Potomac River. (Forest Woodward / Protect Our Winters)]

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