Alaska Brief Newsletter – August 2016

Aug 15, 2016
Lisa Oakley

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Dear Supporter:

Last month, Legal Director Valerie Brown and Staff Attorney Suzanne Bostrom traveled to Arctic Village to attend the Gwich’in Gathering. The people of the Gwich’in Nation in northeast Alaska and northwest Canada have come together every other year since 1988 to reaffirm their call for permanent protection of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — known as Izhik Gwat’san Gwandalii Goodlit, or the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.

WeAreTheArcticTrustees stands in solidarity with the Gwich’in Nation and our conservation partners to permanently protect the sacred birthing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.

Everyone attending the gathering pulled together to create this aerial art calling for permanent protection of the Coastal Plain.

Trustees for Alaska is proud to be the legal counsel for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We will not rest until permanent protection is in place for the Coastal Plain. Read more about our work to protect the Arctic Refuge.

For Alaska,

Vick Clark Summer Head Shot for web

 

 

Vicki Clark
Executive Director

 


A mother brown bear and her two cubs in a field at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. FWS Photo

Predators Protected in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges: Unfair Hunting Practices Not Allowed

The Fish and Wildlife Service adopted new sport hunting regulations that ban practices promoted by the Alaska Board of Game to reduce populations of wolves and bears. This is a significant win for Alaska’s wildlife.


No recreational snow machining tracks mar this stunning view of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Photo courtesy of Katie Strong.

No recreational snow machining tracks mar this stunning view of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Photo courtesy of Katie Strong.

Recreational Snow Machining in Wrangell-St. Elias: Park Backcountry Plan Considers Allowing It

We say recreational snow machining is not allowed by ANILCA and that’s just what we reminded Park officials about in comments on the plan.


Judy Donegan, on the Board of the Castle Mountain Coalition, with her grandson on the Butte in the Matanuska Valley

Judy on Butte Mountain.

Client Perspective: Judy Donegan, Chuitna Citizens Coalition

Judy celebrates the ruling that decided the Wishbone Hill mine permit is invalid.

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