Alaska Brief Newsletter – May 2016
Once again, thank you to everyone who contributed to our strategic planning process by either taking a survey or being interviewed. Thanks to you, we have gained a tremendous amount of information about why Trustees is important to you, what is important about our work, and what we should be thinking about as we move into the next three years.
We learned (but kind of already knew) that You deeply care about Alaska and its future. You believe the greatest conservation issues facing Alaska are climate change, loss of salmon habitat and loss of wilderness. You believe Trustees’ most important work is litigation. And you believe Trustees’ greatest strength is our people.
We are so touched by your high regard for Trustees!
Here are two of your comments that mean a lot to us:
“Trustees is by far the single most effective conservation group in the state of Alaska. I have huge respect for your work ethic and expertise.”
“Trustees provides a critical service to Alaska and is a key partner to many groups/issues I care about. I believe my donations make a difference to your ability to do your work and achieve wins for Alaska.”
I feel very lucky to be a part of Trustees for Alaska. It is an honor to serve you to protect and defend Alaska’s lands, waters, wildlife, and people, now and in to the future.
PS: Here’s my story on how and why I came to work for Trustees for Alaska—and became its Executive Director.
Defending the Izembek Refuge
We filed a response brief last week in the appeal before the Ninth Circuit to defend the lower court’s decision to uphold DOI’s decision to reject a road through Wilderness.
Army Corps Puts the Skids on Permitting
PacRim still, after many years, needs to submit a complete permit application. Until they do, the public will not have a chance to weigh in.
Trustees for Alaska helps the National Parks Conservation Association protect Alaska’s national parks.