Wild Lands & Wildlife

Why do I do this work?

Vicki Clark, executive director This third rock from the sun is our one true home. But it has its limits. All of…

Keeping the wild in wildlife

  Fighting to preserve wildness is the Alaska way of life. Back in the 1970s, Fran Mauer worked as a wildlife biologist…

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.

Eastern Interior Plan Protects Important Areas

In July 2016, BLM released its Eastern Interior plan, which includes protections for important natural areas and cultural values.

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.

New Regulations Protect Predators on Wildlife Refuges

The Fish and Wildlife Service adopted new sport hunting regulations for National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. The rule bans practices promoted by the Alaska State Board of Game to reduce populations of wolves and bears. This is a significant win for Alaska’s wildlife.

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.

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.