Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife’

Western Arctic land use plan sacrifices wildlife protections

[This piece originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News. Cover photo: Caribou calves in the Utukok River Uplands, National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. (Patrick Endres)] By Pat Pourchot The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released its final land-use plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in Alaska’s Western…

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Summer Solstice in the Arctic Refuge

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.

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Bad news for Alaska’s bears and wolves

The Trump administration has been hard on wildlife populations in Alaska, and this past week was no different as it pushes new rules to increase the killing of bears and wolves on Alaska’s public lands. Here’s more info on what they’ve done, and how we plan to fight back.

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Communities Come Together To Stand With The Gwich’in

On the evening of March 5, nearly two hundred people gathered in a ballroom on the campus of the University of New Mexico to lend their voice to the overwhelming call for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reject plans to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and instead, restore protection for the…

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