Discovering myself while finding true north


League Staff | May 3, 2022
Molly Rettig is the author of "Finding True North," a journey back in time to discover what Alaska was like before the gold rush, and the ensuing resource booms that reshaped Alaska forever. Read more
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A thousand trails home, with Seth Kantner


Hilary Stamper | February 8, 2022
Author Seth Kantner shares stories from his new book, a stunningly lyrical firsthand account of a life spent hunting, studying and living alongside caribou in wild Alaska. Read more
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Summer Solstice in the Arctic Refuge


League Staff | July 10, 2020
By Randy May As we stood on the gravel landing strip in Arctic Village, Alaska, my two new friends and I watched as the tiny tundra plane descended from the Brooks Range, executed a steep hairpin turn, and landed using only the first 100 yards of the strip. Read more
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Reimagining Aldo Leopold’s “The Land Ethic”


League Staff | June 19, 2019
Alaska Wilderness League supporter Michael W. Shurgot, PhD, a retired Professor of Humanities from Olympia, WA, submitted this piece on Aldo Leopold, considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system. For more on Aldo Leopold, visit www.aldoleopold.org. Read more
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