(This piece originally appeared in EcoWatch. Cover photo: A polar bear family relaxes on the Arctic coast — Jennie Gosché)
For many of us, Alaska represents what author Wallace Stegner called “the geography of hope,” a place that captivates and inspires millions who feel our country is richer for having truly wild, vast and largely intact landscapes where herds of healthy wildlife still roam freely. Where Indigenous peoples live in deep harmony with the land […]
[This piece originally appeared in The Hill. Cover photo: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Peter Mather/www.PeterMather.com)] As Alaskans, we care about our environment, because we know the lands and waters provide us with places to harvest food, to fish, or simply camp and recreate.
We left Anchorage on March 14 chasing a dream of many years: setting out on skis from McCarthy, Alaska, to traverse hundreds of miles of wilderness in the Wrangell Mountains. We’d spent months preparing for the trip and years building the skills we needed to complete it successfully. When we left, coronavirus had not yet […]