League Supports Arctic Film Screenings in Portland

By Monica Scherer | January 31, 2023

In January, Alaska Wilderness League teamed up with partners in Portland to host two exciting and well-attended film events.

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Beauty Within the Beast

By Hilary Stamper | January 26, 2023

Conservation biologist Stephen Stringham shared incredible highlights and spectacular photos from half a century of living with Alaska’s bears.

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Major Roadless Rule victory for the Tongass!

By Andy Moderow | January 26, 2023

In a win for Southeast Alaska communities, wildlife, and the climate, today the U.S. Forest Service reinstated Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass rainforest in Southeast Alaska.

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League Leads Rally to Stop Willow in Washington, D.C.

By Monica Scherer | January 13, 2023

Alaska Wilderness League led environmental, Indigenous, and climate activists at a rally outside the White House calling on the Biden Administration to reject the proposed Willow oil development in Alaska’s western Arctic.

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Press Release: Alaska Wilderness League Board of Directors Appoints Kristen Miller as Executive Director of Alaska Wilderness League and Alaska Wilderness League Action

By Aileo Weinmann | January 9, 2023

Alaska Wilderness League is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristen Miller to executive director of the League and its 501(c)4 affiliate organization, Alaska Wilderness League Action (AWLA).

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Bears Without Barriers: Room to Roam from the Tongass to the Arctic

By Hilary Stamper | December 14, 2022

Alaska is home to both the largest population of brown bears in any North American state or province and the United States’ only polar bears. The state has some of the only landscapes left in the world that can provide brown bears and polar bears with the space they need to survive.

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Press Release: Alaska Wilderness League Announces Inaugural Recipient of Storytelling Grant Award

By Aileo Weinmann | November 29, 2022

At a recent event, the Alaska Wilderness League community gathered together to celebrate Alaska’s wildest places and announce the inaugural recipient of the Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant Award.

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Activists Travel to Hartford for the Arctic Refuge

By Monica Scherer | November 18, 2022

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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2022 Midterm Election Results and Implications for Wild Alaska

By League Staff | November 16, 2022

The 2022 Midterms elections were on November 8th, and While votes are still being counted in select races, it presently appears that Republicans will take control the House of Representatives and the Senate will remain in Democratic hands. There was no so-called “red wave” of Republican mid-term victories, and with 55 new members of Congress we have an exciting opportunity to shape Congress’ views on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Tongass National Forest, and other habitats key to wildlife and a healthy climate. 

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As House of Representatives Changes Control, Alaska Braces for Calls to Drill

By Aileo Weinmann | November 15, 2022

2022 midterm election results are expected to flip control of the House of Representatives for the next Congress – albeit more narrowly than forecasted – with Republicans predicted to take control of the chamber in January. Control of the Senate is too close to call at this point, with key races in Alaska, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada still undecided.

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