America’s Arctic

Protecting the Arctic’s wilderness, wildlife and communities

Alaska Native people have lived and thrived in the Arctic for thousands of years. Their way of life depends on it. America’s Arctic provides key habitat for wildlife, including whales, polar bears, caribou, wildfowl and shorebirds.
Oil and gas development, mining, and industrial development have significant impacts on the health of the Arctic. Trustees for Alaska fights to preserve the iconic and pristine quality of the Arctic by providing free legal counsel to clients and coalitions that depend on and value its health.
Our latest Arctic work includes:
  • Trustees works to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from harmful oil and gas exploration and development.
  • Trustees works to protect the designated special areas within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, often called the Western Arctic.
  • Trustees works to stop a proposed road through Gates of the Arctic National Park to the Ambler Mining District.
Click stories below for updates about what Trustees is doing to preserve the Arctic for current and future generations.

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Act now to protect the Arctic Refuge

Act now to protect the Arctic Refuge

Last month the Trump administration dropped a hasty draft environmental impact statement aimed at steamrolling oil and gas drilling in the coastal…
Save the Western Arctic

Save the Western Arctic

The Interior Department couldn’t protect national parks from vandals during the government shutdown, but it managed to fund meetings for its Arctic…
Ambler road rears its head

Ambler road rears its head

A Canadian mining company wants Alaska to finance a private industrial road in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska and the State…
Alaska’s largest Arctic lake threatened

Alaska’s largest Arctic lake threatened

The Trump administration intends to undermine protections to public lands vital to wildlife and the health of the Arctic by opening them…
“Frontier” land grab continues

“Frontier” land grab continues

Peggy Tileston is a board member and one of the founders of Trustees for Alaska. Below, she offers decades of perspective on…
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