The bear was trying to get around us again. He had approached us twice already, turned away by my fellow guide with a stern word. Our group stood paces up from a wild salmon stream on Chichagof Island in the middle of the Tongass National Forest. The bear, a hefty male coastal brown bear, was […]
Last week, members of the U.S. Senate pressed President Obama to strengthen his commitment to act on climate change by dropping all new fossil fuel leases from America’s 5-year ocean leasing program. And in that spirit, I was proud to join with folks from the Arctic, Atlantic and Gulf last week as we delivered more […]
(This piece originally appeared on www.maitravelsite.com. The League’s own Rainforest Campaign Manager, Dan Kirkwood, guided Federico Sandoval as he headed into the Tongass National Forest for a bear watching adventure.)
Unmatched for its extraordinary ecological values and subsistence resources, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is rich in wilderness and wildlife. But development in the Reserve begins next winter, as ConocoPhillips seeks to exploit this pristine place in the name of oil profits. A new piece from Politico investigates how we reached this new reality.