Wild Lands & Wildlife

Alaska Brief Newsletter — April 2017

Dear Supporter: We have good reason to celebrate this month. The company that wanted to put a coal strip mine through 14 miles…

There’s a bear behind you!

  Running into a bear can turn into the story of a lifetime. Running into a bear 30 times over can turn…

Predator control in Alaska

  “You can’t let nature run wild: predator control in Alaska” by Peter Van Tuyn was first published on the American College…

What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez?

The Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989, spilling over 11 million gallons of…

Why do I do this work?

Katie Strong, staff attorney Growing up on the shores of Lake Superior gave me a deep appreciation of wild places and the…

Alaska Brief Newsletter — February 2017

Dear Supporter: Maybe you heard the story of the senator who persisted when told she couldn’t speak.Senate Republicans invoked a little known…

Keeping the wild in wildlife

  March 31, 2017 update Court allows 15 groups to have a voice in Safari Club lawsuit The U.S. District Court ruled…

Conservation groups join lawsuits on predator control

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 8, 2017 Contacts: Pat Lavin, Alaska Representative, Defenders of Wildlife, plavin@defenders.org, 907-276-9410 Jim Adams, Alaska Regional Director,…

2016 Triumphs, Challenges: The Year in Review

Celebrating the successes of 2016: Pebble subpoenas tossed out; Trustees argue for National Park Service regulatory authority over navigable waters; court decision stops Mat-Su coal mining; and more.

Ninth Circuit Hears Sturgeon v. Frost Hovercraft Case Again

In October 2016, the Ninth Circuit heard argument in a case challenging the National Park Service’s authority to protect Alaska’s national parks by regulating activities on navigable waters within parks.

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