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DONATION IMPACT REPORT

2021: A YEAR OF TRIUMPH & TRANSITION

Throughout its history, Alaska Wilderness League has dedicated itself to putting your investments into actions to help protect Alaska’s wild places – for now and into the future. The League staff work hard each day to optimize the impact of each and every donation and grant, regardless of the size. When I joined Alaska Wilderness League as its new executive director in spring 2022, it was and remains an honor to continue the legacy of the League and your support for our conservation goals. Simply put, your presence as part of the Alaska Wilderness League family is pivotal to our work and success.

In this report, you will see how the talented League staff came together following the tragic loss of their late director Adam Kolton, and still delivered on key objectives and goals in 2021. All of us are deeply grateful for your support, and all the ways you helped us advance policy, build connections , and strengthen our many partnerships on the path to securing strong wins for Alaska’s wildest places.

Our shared Alaskan conservation values are threatened by several issues and processes, including relentless and growing climate change effects, rampant interest in new mining, roadbuilding, oil and gas drilling and other infrastructure, and clear cutting of mature and old-growth forests. Your direct support helped set the stage for meaningful conservation work with impacts that we hope will last through administration cycles and provide long- term protections where they are needed the most.

Your donations helped us elevate political support for conservation of Alaska’s public lands and waters. And with your help, we strategically litigated to slow down or completely stop proposed development plans in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and the Tongass National Forest. Today, thanks to your donations, we are working to extend this work by supporting and challengeing the current administration to aggressively address climate change, safeguard biodiversity, and minimize habitat loss across Alaska. Your contributions have also enabled us to secure national and international support for Alaska’s landscapes, energizing hundreds of thousands to weigh in during public comment periods, speak out, and join in the fight.

Because of you, we built stronger and more diverse coalitions, elevating the voices of Native Alaskans, outdoor adventurers, athletes, veterans, faith leaders and others working to protect Alaska’s globally important wild landscapes. We have also put special emphasis on standing in solidarity with and supporting the Indigenous Peoples who are fighting to protect their culture and way of life.

Thank you for being part of the Alaska Wilderness League family, and for your unwavering commitment to defend our last great wild places, and the people and wildlife who depend on them!

In solidarity,
Dr. Peter Winsor
Executive Director

PLACES WE PROTECT

The beginning of 2021 was a challenging time for Alaska Wilderness League. Still working under the strain of a pandemic and just six days into the new year we saw not only the first ever lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but also an insurgence on the Capitol, blocks away from the League’s office headquarters. That day was followed a few short months later by the tragic passing of our executive director, Adam Kolton. But it was Adam’s inspirational legacy that saw Alaska Wilderness League through this difficult time, and that motivated our continued fight for success in our work to protect Alaska’s public lands and waters.

President Biden’s First Day: To be clear, the beginning of 2021 was by no means all bad. On January 20, President Biden was sworn into office, embracing a commitment to the environment that included a promise to act aggressively on climate change and to protect public lands. Starting on Inauguration Day, Alaska Wilderness League saw several immediate wins for our work that opened the door to both overturning many bad decisions made under the previous administration and securing protective protections for Alaska lands and waters:

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our members that made this work possible.
Read on for details related to specific campaigns.

ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

President Biden took action on Day One to pause progress on Arctic Refuge development, just two weeks after President Trump’s failed lease sale. The Biden administration has since implemented a full pause, vacated the existing lease sale environmental study, and initiated a new public process in which the League is robustly participating. At the same time, all eyes were on Congress last year where we were successful in getting Arctic Refuge protections passed on the House floor as part of the Build Back Better Bill and in getting those protections included in the publicly released Senate version of that bill. Finally, we secured 170 co-sponsors on legislation that would protect the Coastal Plain as Wilderness and we remain optimistic that protections will be restored in 2022. The League alone submitted over 32,000 public comments as part these efforts.

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TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST

The President also directed his Day One attention to America’s largest national forest, the Tongass, where he committed to reviewing the Tongass Roadless Rule exemption with the goal of assessing whether that decision is aligned with the administration’s stated climate, public health and community health goals. Following up on that commitment, last summer President Biden announced a three-part strategy for the Tongass, including restoration of full Roadless Rule protections, an end to old-growth logging, and increased investment into sustainable solutions for Southeast Alaska’s economy (the “Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy” or SASS). This not only put us on track for a full restoration of the Roadless Rule in Alaska, but it also included an immediate phase out of old-growth logging with very limited exceptions across the forest, a new commitment to Tribal consultation, and a $25-million investment in alternative economic development for the region. In 2021, we also encouraged enthusiasm for the Tongass in three Geography of Hope episodes: A Tongass Odyssey — Seeing the Forest Ecosystem Through the Politics of Trees; The Salmon Way — An Alaska State of Mind with Amy Gulick; and A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears.

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NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE-ALASKA

On President Biden’s first day in office, he took initial action to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands, including the Reserve, and committed to reviewing the massive Willow oil and gas development plan in the Reserve. That action was followed by an Executive Order in late January which extended the leasing pause, and there have been no lease sales held in the Reserve since. In summer of 2021, together with a group of conservation plaintiffs, we won a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Willow project and later submitted more than 11,000 messages urging Biden to walk away from Willow. All of these efforts sent the environmental permitting process back to the drawing board, and today we continue to fight this risky project by highlighting its dangerous climate and biodiversity threats.

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OTHER WINS FOR ALASKA

On his first day in office, President Biden raised up many of the issues that we care about at Alaska Wilderness League, and we continue to work with the administration to achieve conservation wins across Alaska. The President rescinded a Trump administration Executive Order and re-affirmed Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea withdrawals put in place by President Obama, permanently protecting the vast majority of the Arctic Ocean. After receiving tens of thousands of comments from Alaska Wilderness League supporters and others on the topic, Mr. Biden committed to reviewing a Trump-era Park Service rule that greenlighted hunters to kill bears and wolves, including cubs and pups, in their dens or through baiting. Biden committed to reviewing a Bering Sea-Western Interior Management Plan – which was jammed through in the previous administration’s final day – to determine its consistency with the new administration’s climate goals. And outside of administrative engagement, efforts to stop the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay from moving forward continued, ensuring that the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery – that is critical for subsistence and commercial uses – remains intact.

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Here and There: Our Work on the Ground in Alaska…

While we knew relief was just around the corner with the inauguration of Joe Biden in January, our Alaska office was busy keeping an eye on all corners of the state during the final days of the Trump administration. Some Trump attacks on Alaska’s public lands – like the Arctic Refuge lease sale – were high profile, but many other Alaska land and water issues didn’t make national headlines. This required our in-state team to track any last-minute Trump actions and coordinate with in-Alaska partners, so that we could make Day One asks of the Biden administration to address these late attacks on wild Alaska.

We were heartened with how this work panned out, with President Biden on Day One issuing immediate victories for the Arctic Refuge, Arctic Ocean, Tongass National Forest, wildlife management and Bureau of Land Management lands across Alaska. While work remains to fully restore Alaska protections (not everything could be addressed with a stroke of a pen), it set things off in the right direction.

In the months that have followed, our in-Alaska team focused on a variety of areas in which they are best positioned to take the lead. This includes:

  • America the Beautiful. We are well aware that Alaskans see value in their public lands and waters – and given President Biden’s commitment to revitalize conservation with biodiversity, climate and community lenses – our team in Alaska is working closely with partners to help identify future actions that make sense, both in Alaska and for our nation alike.
  • Pushing Back Against Land Privatization. Alaska’s delegation often seeks to privatize public lands through legislation. The League’s in-state staff analyzes and tracks these legislative proposals, so that we can partner with our networks and Alaska champions alike to keep Alaska’s public lands in public hands.
  • Elevating the voices of Alaskans. The pandemic continues to make this difficult, but we worked to submit the signatures of hundreds of Alaskans on letters and comments to the Biden administration on a variety of topics, including Arctic Refuge protections and the importance of the Roadless Rule for the Tongass.
  • In Alaska Advertising. To help mobilize Alaskans, and to demonstrate a diversity of opinions on issues like Arctic Refuge drilling and Tongass logging, the League invests in online and print ads across Alaska. Over 1,100 Alaskans visited our Alaskans for Public Lands micro-campaign last January, and we ran full-page ads in the Anchorage Daily News and Juneau Empire to thank President Biden for his actions that protect Alaska.

As always, the work above is not possible without working closely with our numerous partners in-state. Today, as the pandemic subsides, we are grateful to see people more often face-to-face in the state we work so hard to protect!

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...and in the Lower 48

Throughout 2021 Alaska Wilderness League continued to elevate the voices of our partners and allies and make sure decision makers in Washington, D.C. were hearing loud and clear from as broad an audience as possible. As we continued to operate in a digital world to do so, we refined and improved our ability to connect with a variety of audiences and tried some new things along the way.

Operation ROAM. In July, Alaska Wilderness League and Love Is King launched our inaugural partnership with an expedition to the Arctic Refuge for five BIPOC leaders from across the country. We were thrilled to support an amazing group of community leaders who joined forces with Gwich’in Steering Committee Executive Director Bernadette Demientieff and the Gwich’in community to personally experience the vulnerable natural environment and natural resources of the Arctic Refuge. In the fall, trip participants also joined us on a Geography of Hope episode to share their experiences on the land, learning about the Arctic Refuge and the threats currently facing it, and the passion they have for this special place.

Virtual Rally for the Arctic Refuge. On June 24, Alaska Wilderness League along with several partner organizations hosted the first ever virtual Rally for the Refuge. With thousands in attendance from across the country, the rally was a great success and included inspirational words from Bernadette Demientieff (executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee), Jeff Corwin (TV personality and wildlife biologist), Reverend Yearwood (president of the Hip Hop Caucus) and Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm (Chief of the Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation). And it wouldn’t be a rally without hearing from our champions in Congress! Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Dianna DeGette (D-CO) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) all shared why it is so important that Congress take legislative action to protect the Arctic Refuge.

Advancing Protections with Tools New and Old. Overall, the League had a year of strong engagement throughout 2021 while working in the new digital world as well as through more traditional outreach methods. For the Arctic Refuge, the League worked toward a goal of reaching member offices in advance of a budget reconciliation process and increasing the number of co-sponsors for the Arctic Refuge Protection Act (H.R. 815). We organized 10 virtual district office meetings and supported outreach by phone and email to many more – all in all, gaining 18 new co-sponsors on the bill. We were also able to connect in a very powerful way to our members and supporters by offering this meaningful action to them, which resulted in 42 of our most active volunteers stepping up to advocate for protection over the summer months. When virtual hearings for the Arctic Refuge took place as well, the League garnered robust participation from individuals and partners around the country, ensuring that Alaska Indigenous voices could be heard and that ample Arctic advocates had an opportunity to attend and testify at the hearings. The League also employed a new video messaging tool in its outreach efforts, which empowered 16 people to thank President Biden for his support of Arctic Refuge protections in a fun, innovative and impactful way. And finally, the League maintained its more traditional outreach and public elevation efforts across its campaigns, supporting 26 people as they submitted letters-to-the-editor or editorials over the course of 2021.

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You've helped us so much on this journey, now help us forge the path ahead

As efforts to protect wild landscapes across Alaska including the Arctic Refuge, Alaska’s western Arctic, Bristol Bay, the Tongass National Forest and Izembek National Wildlife Refuge continue to gain momentum, the power of public input is critical to help us achieve our goals. Read below to learn how you can be ready to submit more public comments and letters-to-the-editor, join virtual district meetings, and participate in Geography of Hope sessions that highlight special areas across Alaska.

Join Us for Geography of Hope

Enjoy our fall, winter and spring collection of virtual events and experiences connecting you to writers, experts, filmmakers and other wild Alaska advocates in a celebration of the lands, waters, wildlife and cultures we all care so deeply about. You can find our complete Geography of Hope playlist on our website or on YouTube, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel while you're there!

Our typically once-a-month events lift your spirits, mentally transport you to the temperate forests and tundra and majestic points in between, and seek to inspire and connect you to others who share a passion for our nation's wildest places – providing fresh energy in the fight for protection.

Recent Highlight

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March 29, 2022: From the World of Film and Television to Defending the Sacred: The Importance of Indigenous Representation with Princess Daazhraii Johnson. Watch the episode here.

Visit our custom and curated toolkit for empowering tips and suggestions that help you to effectively communicate with your community and elected officials to preserve wild Alaska.

Make sure you know when wild Alaska, its people and its wildlife need you most, and get connected with all the personal stories, breathtaking views and mesmerizing wildlife that draw so many to its unique landscapes. Sign up here!

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WHO WE ARE

Main Office
122 C St NW, Ste 240, Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-544-5205

Anchorage Office
121 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite #105
Anchorage, AK 99503
Tel: 907-331-6099

We recognize that our offices are located on the traditional territories of the Dena’ina, Anacostan and Piscataway peoples. We acknowledge the land stewardship and place-based knowledge of the peoples of these territories. Alaska Wilderness League stands with, serves and supports the many people and organizations that believe in a sustainable future for Alaska. We honor and respect the cultures of Alaska Natives whose way of life remains deeply connected to the state’s land, waters, and wildlife. We believe that Alaska’s long-term economic future and subsistence traditions are inexorably tied to the health and sound stewardship of its natural resources, which support hunting, fishing, tourism and unrivaled outdoor experiences that are central to Alaskans’ quality of life. We encourage you to learn the history of the land on which you reside. We recommend getting started at Native-Land.ca.

OUR BOARD

Former President Jimmy Carter,
Honorary Co-Chair
The Honorable Robert Mrazek,
Honorary Co-Chair
Tom Campion,
Chair Emeritus
Pat Pourchot,
President of the Board
Brian O’Donnell,
Vice President of the Board
Betsy Loyless,
Treasurer
Midy Aponte,
Secretary

Toni Armstrong
Steve Barker
Yvonne Besvold
Chad Brown
Kit DesLauriers
Ellen Ferguson
Chris Hill
Gareth Martins
Debbie S. Miller
Greg Moga
Jody Juneby Potts
John Sterling
*Board listing as of June 2022.

OUR TEAM

In 2021 we welcomed to the team Maddie Halloran as our manager of Alaska campaigns and Priya Uppuluri as our new legislative associate. After a long search, the League also welcomed Dr. Peter Winsor as its new executive director. The team continues to grow in 2022 with the additions of Ashley Davis as our climate and justice partnerships organizer, Aileo Weinmann as our communications director and Marley Hatfield as our development associate.

Learn more about the dedicated and supportive volunteers on our board, and meet the dedicated staff working at Alaska Wilderness League by visiting our staff page here.

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE ACTION

Alaska Wilderness League Action (AWLA) is a 501(c)4 affiliate organization to the 501(c)3 Alaska Wilderness League. AWLA’s mission is to galvanize support to build political power necessary to protect and defend America’s last great wild lands and waters. AWLA pursues that mission by elevating Alaska conservation issues and developing strong reciprocal relationships with congressional leaders and their staff through the election cycle as well as after candidates are elected. It holds lawmakers accountable for their votes and actions once elected through grassroots and communication strategies. Find out more at AlaskaWildAction.org.

ARCTIC REFUGE DEFENSE CAMPAIGN

Alaska Wilderness League supports the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign (ARDC), a coalition effort led by a Steering Committee of twelve different state-based, Indigenous and national organizations that have come together to fundraise and deploy resources to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. ARDC was established in 2018 following the passage of the 2017 Tax Act that mandated oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Refuge. Alaska Wilderness League serves as a financial sponsor to ARDC and a co-chair of its Steering Committee.

OUR COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At Alaska Wilderness League, we work to keep Alaska’s wildest places protected now and for generations to come. We recognize that threats to the environment have disproportionate effects on marginalized communities, and until the conservation movement is more just, equitable and inclusive of all people, we cannot truly secure a safer, healthier and more sustainable environment for future generations. We recognize the need to expand our understanding of the systems of power and oppression at play in today’s world.

A commitment to centering our work in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) is critical to our mission and effectiveness. It is imperative to building and maintaining transformational relationships with our partners, broadening our base of support and making our organization an even better home for its employees.

Alaska Wilderness League had a strong year of progress in 2021 on the work we are doing to become the organization we envision – one that is more inclusive and committed to justice and lives up to our commitment to be an example for the conservation and environmental community. In 2021 this has been done through multiple actions supporting our Indigenous partners, continued staff training and uplifting partners’ voices and events.

Our commitment to JEDI includes a focus on confronting our own biases and privileges — both organizational and personal — and actively working to dismantle them. One of the opportunities is to better align Alaska conservation with the cause of Indigenous rights and social justice. Indeed, many of our Indigenous partners and allies are among the most compelling and important leaders in the fight to transition away from fossil fuels, for respecting the land and for traditional Native knowledge and expertise.

So, what is JEDI? A helpful breakdown from The Avarna Group:

JEDI letters

Justice: Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full and dignified life. These barriers are essentially the “isms” in society such as racism, classism and sexism.

Equity: Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same resources and opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers — the ‘isms’ — exist. Equity is the approach and equality is the outcome.

Diversity: The differences between us based on whether we experience systemic advantages or encounter systemic barriers to opportunities.

Inclusion: Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing and amplifying the voices, perspectives and styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identities.

This commitment to justice is inseparable from a commitment to developing more meaningful allyship with a diversity of partners and the communities most impacted by our work. It is a promise to listen, learn and grow. It is a promise to stand for, support and speak up for the broader causes of justice and equality. Continually expanding our awareness of systems of power and oppression will help us reimagine conservation as a tool for justice and advocate for Alaska’s public lands with a heightened focus on the intersectionality of climate change and human rights.

This is a journey and although we’ve made progress along this path, we do know that there is much more that needs to be done – we are committed to continuing to prioritize the work of becoming better allies.

Photo credit: Lincoln Else

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Combined expenses

Total Expenses—$4,596,431
Total Program Expenses—$3,935,165 (86%)

Total Revenue—$4,730,285

Change in Net Assets—$133,854 • Net Assets, Beginning of Year—$3,853,004 •
Net Assets, End of Year—$3,986,858

*In 2019 Alaska Wilderness League shifted its fiscal year from January – December to September – August. Revenue and expenses reflected in this report occurred between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.

Photo credit: Lincoln Else

WILD GIVING SOCIETY

The Wild Giving Society is a group of dedicated members who lead the effort to preserve the Alaska wilderness. The support from this group of incredible allies in 2021 allowed the League to continue to protect Alaska’s wildest places. To learn more and to join this inspirational group of members, please visit AlaskaWild.org/WGS.

$50,000 and above
Anonymous
The Brooks Foundation
Mark Headley and Christina Pehl
Mary Pigott

$25,000 and above
Tom and Currie Barron
Ellen Ferguson
Elizabeth Keithley
Betsy Loyless
Anne Mize
Richard Spener and Toni Armstrong

$10,000 and above
Roland and Joyce Bryan
Dorothy and Bob Childers
Gwydion Fund for Wild Nature
Cory Jones and Robert Coon
Sandra Moss
Judith Schwartz Sorrel
Steve Silberstein
Patty and Stu Spencer
Dr. Gene and Mrs. Joanne Wilhelm
Erin Younger and Ed Liebow*

$5,000 and above

Anonymous
Steve and Nona Barker
Peter Van Tuyn and Ilona Bessenyey
Douglas and Sherry Caves
Keith Cowan
Justine Frischmann
Bruce Gitlin
Maureen Hackett
Karyn and Jonathan Hartland
Greg James
Carol and Chet Kolton*
Ann Lovell
Susan Lubetkin
Ms. Rachel Anderson and Ms. Sally G. McCoy
Peter and Kathy Metcalf
Ron and Eva Sher
Madeleine Starkey*
William B. Thompson
Judy and Jim Wagonfeld*
Moe Witschard and Marlena Renwyck

$2,500 and above
Cynthia Adams
Rebecca and Dmitry Balyasny
Peter P. Bradley
Marta Chase and Kicab Castaneda-Mendez
Marcie Colpas
Judith Hance
Jessie M. Harris
Sally Harris
Tom and Kate Klein
Michael Lowe
Randall May and Carol Greenstreet
Sue and John Mills
Michael Norman*
Clarissa Porter

Julie Ringler
The Ritzenthaler and Odmark Family
Sherman and Joan Silber
Jon Spar
Carol and John Stansfield
Gordon and Diana Tracz
Alice Weigel*
Deborah L. Williams

$1,000 and above

Anonymous
Kristine Abshire
Alexander Family
Anna Aurilio*
Darlene Baker
Michael Bender*
Carole Benson
Mary Blackmore
Erika Boka
Barbara Brock
Deborah Brower
Barbara Carroll
Fred Cate*
John and Theresa Cederholm
Marta Chase and Kicab Castaneda-Mendez
Kelly and Jane Clark
Susan N. Clark
Katherine Corbett
Joel Cox
Matthew Cox
Richard Daspin*
Marc and Maud Daudon
William Deloache
Kit DesLauriers
Becky Erickson
Emma Fabert
Daniel And Jean Failoni
Scott Ferguson
Richard and Marjorie Fiddler
Kurt Fuxjager
April Geer Fitzgerald*
Amy and Chris Gulick
Jim and Barbara Hanig
George Happ
Barbara Hawkins
Martin Hayden*
Helen Keeler Burke Charitable Foundation
Evan Hirsche
Kirk Hoessle
Bob Hoffman
Thomas and Kathryn Hornbein
Loren and Isobel Hostek
Don Janes
Darcy and Daniel Johnson
Bob and Judy Jung
Lincoln Fetcher and Kathy Kater
Jeffrey Kenner
Kulwant and Soram Khalsa
Ana C. Kimball
Lisa Kolton*
Frank Kroger
Louise Lane
Shirley Langlois*

William Lazar
Peter and Deborah Lipman
Sylvia Lucas
James Mahoney and Sharon Newsome
Joyce Malacina
TD Mathewson
Drew A. McCalley*
George K. McLelland
McCain McMurray
Catherine Michaud
Debbie Miller
Evan and Debi Mittman*
Amy Mower
Mr. Eric F. Myers
John and Hortensia Nelson
Charles Nevins
Anne Oakes
Brian O'Donnell
Anne Orfald
Donald Peele*
Pat Pourchot and Jennifer Johnson
Deb Raehl and Mary Lee Freeman
Martha Raynolds and Sam Dashevsky
Phyllis Reynolds
Andrew and Mariah Richardson-Carbone
Kate Roosevelt and Caroline Maillard
Marcia Rutan and Carl Woestwin*
Nancy Saunders
Robert Schlatter
Brian Schrader
Mark Schuermann
Larry and Diane Shackman
Pat E. Sharpnack
Dave Shreffler and Ann Soule*
Greg Singleton
Christen Skaer
Catherine H. Smith and Peter B. Maxson
Philip Somervell
Cyrus and Joanne Spurlino
John and Dorothy Stade
John Stamper
Michael Steffen
Jessica Steptoe
John Sterling
John Strasenburgh and Ruth Wood
Beverly Strassmann and Claudius Vincenz
Robert Strebin
John Taylor
John and Carson Taylor
Jeffrey and Ann Frank
The Scott Walker Family
Glenda and Paul Torrence
John A. Trotter
Melanie Trowbridge
Wendy Tsien
Peter Van Tuyn and Ilona Bessenyey
Catherine Walker and David Fuqua
Heather White*
Charles Wilkinson
Suzanne Williams
Leonard Wittwer and Martha Blane
Sara Younkin

*Fiscal Year 2021 giving also included a generous donation to the Adam Kolton Memorial Fund.

Adam Kolton Memorial Fund

Following the tragic passing of Adam Kolton in 2021, the many individuals whose lives were touched by Adam felt inspired to carry on and honor his legacy by making a financial contribution to Alaska Wilderness League. Those heartfelt gifts – from more than 335 donors in 2021 – led to the creation of the Adam Kolton Memorial Fund, which will live on in Adam’s memory and will direct resources to the League’s work. The Fund also helped establish an exciting new initiative, the Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant Award, which will announce its first recipient in late 2022.

Photo credit: Lincoln Else

FOUNDATION SUPPORT

Anonymous
444S Foundation
The Campion Foundation
The Conservation Alliance
Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation
Martin Foundation
Tortuga Foundation
True North Foundation
The Volgenau Foundation
Weeden Foundation
Wilburforce Foundation

CORPORATE SUPPORT

Hurtigruten
The North Face
Patagonia

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The Alaska Wilderness League Leadership Council is a group of Alaska lands advocates who meet as thought leaders to advise and assist in the planning and execution of League goals. For more information including how to get involved in the Council, please contact Chris@AlaskaWild.org.

Marta Chase • Ken Fabert • Bruce Gitlin • Dan Johnson • Cory Jones • Susan Lubetkin • William Meadows • Drs. Joan and Sherman Silber and Steve Silber • Judy and Jim Wagonfeld • Erin Younger

THANK YOU

Giving big for big landscapes helps protect Alaska’s wildest places.

Alaska Wilderness League is an independent 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 52-1814742).