America’s Serengeti Needs Your Help


Kristen Miller | September 19, 2017
On the final day of May 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke – the man responsible for preserving America’s public lands – stood before the Alaska Oil and Gas Association conference and declared Alaska “open for business.” Read more
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Protecting The Arctic Refuge Is Non-Negotiable


League Staff | August 24, 2017
(This piece is posted with permission from the Patagonia Cleanest Line blog.)  Bernadette Demientieff, the Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee: “For us, this is a matter of physical, spiritual and cultural survival. It is our basic human right to continue to feed our families on our ancestral lands and practice our...
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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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