Alaska Brief Newsletter – August 2016
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.
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.
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.
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 celebrates the ruling that decided the Wishbone Hill mine permit is invalid.