Posts by Monica Scherer

Activists Travel to Hartford for the Arctic Refuge

On November 10, Alaska Wilderness League supporters joined many of our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge partners at a rally in Hartford, CT calling on Travelers Insurance to adopt a policy against insuring oil projects in the Arctic Refuge.   The well-attended rally included a crowd of more than 50 listening to speakers before walking together over…

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Forging connections through a “Geography of Hope”

For many of us, Alaska represents what author Wallace Stegner called “the geography of hope,” a place that captivates and inspires millions who feel our country is richer for having truly wild, vast and largely intact landscapes where herds of healthy wildlife still roam freely. Where Indigenous peoples live in deep harmony with the land…

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Communities Come Together To Stand With The Gwich’in

On the evening of March 5, nearly two hundred people gathered in a ballroom on the campus of the University of New Mexico to lend their voice to the overwhelming call for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reject plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and instead, restore protection for the…

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David Thoreson Shares His Arctic Journey

Photographer and sailor David Thoreson recently appeared at venues across New Jersey, and in St. Louis, Missouri, to present Arctic Journeys in an Era of Climate Change: Stories and Photos, speaking about his travels and firsthand observations of how climate change is impacting the Arctic.

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