Here Be White Bears: The Arctic’s Pale Predators


League Staff | August 2, 2017
Author Michael Engelhard has written essay collections including American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon, from which this essay has been excerpted. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and works as a wilderness guide in the Arctic. This article has also appeared...
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Paddling To The Arctic Ocean


League Staff | July 21, 2017
Richard Spener sits on the board of Alaska Wilderness League, and first visited Alaska in 1987 where he and his wife, Toni Armstrong, sea kayaked in Glacier Bay. Since then they have paddled and hiked in Alaska a total of 12 times, including five unguided trips to the Arctic Refuge....
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Exploring An Arctic Nursery


Andy Moderow | July 10, 2017
Recently, I was lucky enough to be part of a small group that landed on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The sun had not set for nearly a month, and the temperatures were still hovering around freezing. Read more
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Trump’s Budget Sells Out Alaska To Big Business


Kristen Miller | June 14, 2017
(This piece originally appeared in The Hill.) Outside of issuing executive orders and rolling back environmental protections, the Trump administration has been proficient at very little sound policy — but it sure does know how to snuggle up to big business. Read more
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