Posts Tagged "NPS"

America’s Best Idea, the National Parks, Turns 100

Trustees for Alaska’s Staff Attorney Katie Strong shares why national parks are important to her as the National Park System turns 100.

Recreational Snow Machining in our National Parks

Wrangell-St. Elias, is considering allowing recreational snow machining in the park, including Wilderness. ANILCA does not include recreational snow machine use in parks.

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National Parks Are Important to Alaska

CLIENT PERSPECTIVE: Jim Adams, the Alaska Region Director of the National Parks Conservation Association talks about our work to protect Alaska’s national parks.

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US Supreme Court Decides Not to Decide in Sturgeon Hovercraft Case

The Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sturgeon v. Frost but declined to rule on any of the other legal arguments made by the parties. The case now goes back to the Ninth Circuit.

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Press Release: US Supreme Court Remands Yukon-Charley Case

Press Release: US Supreme Court remands question of the National Park Service’s authority to manage its waterways to the Ninth Circuit.

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A Major Road Block for the Ill-Conceived Road to Ambler

Federal agencies reject AIDEA’s application to build a 220-mile road to Ambler to access mining areas as incomplete.

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears National Parks Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, a case challenging the National Park Service’s authority to protect Alaska’s National Parks by regulating boating on rivers within parks.

Celebrating 35 Years of ANILCA

The Alaska National Interest Lands Claims Act, signed into law December 2, 1980, placed 104 million acres into conservation status, 57 million acres of which were protected as Wilderness Areas. The new law set out to protect areas of national significance and to safeguard subsistence use by Alaska Native peoples. This monumental legislation has shaped the Alaska we know today.

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The Ambler Road to Ruin Grinds On

The Road to Ambler is a remnant from Governor Sean Parnell’s ill-conceived “Roads to Resources” program. This proposed 220-mile industrial access road…

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Decision to Protect Izembek Wilderness Appealed

The Alaska District Court upheld the Secretary of the Interior’s decision to reject building a road through Wilderness in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in early September. Now the State of Alaska, the city of King Cove, and several others are appealing that decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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