Alaska is a national and international treasure, with towering mountain peaks and glaciers, old growth forests, pristine tundra, rivers, wetlands and barrier islands. Nowhere else in America is there as diverse and abundant fish and wildlife, vast herds of free roaming caribou, unparalleled wild salmon runs, and millions of birds that nest in Alaska before traveling to every state and six of seven continents. 225 million acres of federal lands in Alaska – including national parks, national forests and national wildlife refuges - are owned by all Americans, and each of us has a stake in responsible stewardship.
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.
Alaska Wilderness League galvanizes support to secure vital policies that protect and defend America’s last great wild public lands and waters.
Alaska's wildest places are protected for generations to come.
- We are tenacious and effective full-time advocates in the halls of Congress and the corridors of federal agencies and beyond;
- We galvanize support and amplify voices in protecting Alaska’s irreplaceable public lands and waters by engaging in deep collaboration with key partners, building strong and diverse coalitions, and engaging advocates across the country in these critical fights;
- We devise innovative strategies with our allies to advance, defend, and implement federal policy solutions;
- We build bridges between Alaskans and decision-makers to impact policies; and
- We listen to, support and work side by side with our Gwich’in allies and Native partners.
OUR COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE
At Alaska Wilderness League, 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 is critical to our mission and effectiveness; it is imperative to build and maintain transformational relationships with our partners, broaden our base of support, and make our organization an even better home for its employees.
In AWL’s position of leadership in critical campaigns to protect Alaska’s public lands, we appreciate our responsibility to serve our many partners and constituents well—especially those who have been marginalized. Among these groups are Indigenous people, who have historically lived on and protected the lands that we now work to protect. We must center the voices of these communities; uplifting their history, perspectives, values, and voices.
We recognize that the environmental community has historically lagged in recruiting, empowering, and maintaining diverse workforces, boards, and supporters. We have an opportunity to join and lead efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the environmental community. We know that meaningful efforts to center, uplift, and empower those who have been underrepresented in the environmental world will lead to more effective decision-making, collective action, and impact as well as a more equitable and powerful movement.
Ultimately, we believe a commitment to this journey will transform Alaska Wilderness League into an organization that better inspires, engages, and supports the true breadth of advocates for Alaska’s wild places as well as the people and communities who depend on them.
Feel free to contact Alaska Wilderness League with any questions or comments at any of the addresses below. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
122 C St NW, Ste 240
Washington, DC 20001
1026 W 4th Ave #201,
Anchorage, AK 99501
** 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. **
Visit our staff list for contact information for our field staff.