This piece comes from our good friends up at NW Navigation Co., Jeffrey and Christine Smith, who lead specialty cruises in the San Juan Islands, as well as the Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. See the original blog here.
(This blog originally appeared on Patagonia’s Cleanest Line blog.) Full disclosure. As the executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League, I’m slightly biased when it comes to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
This week Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) took bold action to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, introducing legislation that would designate its Coastal Plain as Wilderness. This legislation has historic levels of support with 34 Senators!
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.