Descent of the Refuge

By Corey Himrod | March 26, 2021

From Molly Booth, Morgan Shields and Chris Morgan, “Descent of the Refuge” brings awareness to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge through the story of three friends on a backcountry skiing expedition around the Okpilak Watershed, and their journey across the Arctic Refuge coastal plain.

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Chad Brown: Photographic Inspiration in the Arctic Refuge

By Monica Scherer | March 17, 2021

The League’s Geography of Hope series continues with a trip through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with veteran Chad Brown!

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Izembek is a wildlife spectacle, even by Alaskan standards

By Corey Himrod | March 16, 2021

As the debate over a proposed road through the heart of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge continues, we recognize this wilderness as the wildlife sanctuary it is.

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A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears

By Hilary Stamper | March 5, 2021

The League’s most recent Geography of Hope presentation — featuring Drew Hamilton and Bjorn Dilhe, and highlighting Bjorn’s upcoming book “A Shape in the Dark” — offered a unique chance to experience Alaska’s brown and black bears and learn from Bjorn’s lifelong experiences with and passion for these animals.

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Traveling in 2021: Be smart and safe on the road

By Corey Himrod | February 25, 2021

Even as vaccines begin to roll out, coronavirus cases are spiking. But so is cabin fever, and it will only get worse as spring approaches, with the dark season giving slowly beginning to yield to the midnight sun.

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Joe Biden supports 30×30. He should start in Alaska.

By Kaden McArthur | February 9, 2021

Recently we’ve been seeing great news for the environment coming out of Washington, D.C. 

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A new day in Washington, D.C., a new day for Alaska

By Kristen Miller | January 28, 2021

Cover photo: Caribou blanket the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Peter Mather) On January 20, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his commitment to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, placing a temporary moratorium on all oil and gas leasing activities on its coastal plain.

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Biden administration brings hope for conservation, action on climate change

By Adam Kolton | January 22, 2021

Today, I’m hopeful. With the swearing in of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States, we have put behind us a long national nightmare of environmental carnage, and can once again set our sights on bipartisan conservation progress, science-based decision-making, and valuing our public lands for the national treasures that they…

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An Arctic Refuge lease sale happened — so what now?

By Adam Kolton | January 15, 2021

On January 6, as protests in Washington, D.C., morphed into an assault on the U.S. Capitol Building and democracy itself, thousands of miles away officials from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management were opening oil lease bids submitted for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain.

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On its 20th anniversary, new bill would write Roadless Rule into law

By Kaden McArthur | January 12, 2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Roadless Rule, a hallmark conservation rule that has protected the most pristine, remote and wild parts of our national forests for two decades.

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