Trustees for Alaska is a homegrown nonprofit public interest environmental law firm established in 1974. We provide legal services to protect and defend public lands, waterways, wildlife, wild foods, clean air and water, and communities.
We work for a variety of clients who bravely fight for their rights and natural resources. Our client list includes local and national conservation groups, Native villages, Alaska communities, citizen groups, statewide coalitions, hunting and fishing groups, and individual Alaskans. We offer our services free of charge to most Alaska clients because they could not otherwise access or afford an attorney.
We work hand-in-hand with our clients to build legal strategies that integrate with our united goals, grassroots organizing efforts, education and media campaigns, and administrative and legislative initiatives. The collaborative and cooperative relationships we have developed with our partners is one of our great strengths.
We work on issues ranging from oil and gas development and large mining projects to public land use, air and water pollution, toxic waste storage and disposal, and the protection of wildlife, wild foods, and marine environments. Our efforts range from helping villages protect their food and water sources to addressing the harms caused by a changing climate—particularly impacts to Arctic and subarctic ecosystems and communities—by reducing carbon emissions and fossil fuel extraction.