Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Conserving and protecting habitats in Interior and Arctic Alaska for wildlife, culture, environmental health and future generations since 1971.
The public hearings were a great success! Of 60 people who testified at 2 recent hearings in Fairbanks, only 3 spoke in favor of opening the White Mountains National Recreation Area to mining. You have until April 11 to send in written comments. Please support Alt. B, the best for conservation and tell BLM what the White Mountains means to you!
We are currently taking applications for Clean Water and Mining Program Director to fill an upcoming vacacy until April 19, 2013. Click to see the position description and application procedures.
Ginny Hill Wood passed away on March 8, 2013 at her Fairbanks home. Her vision and perservance is woven into the fabric of our lives, from beloved ski and bike trails, Creamer's Field Refuge to Camp Denali, to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A celebration of life will be held Sunday April 7 at 1 pm at the UAF Wood Center ballroom. Active in the Northern Center from its launch in 1971, she penned her column, From the Woodpile, in our newsletter for 23 years (1982 to 2005) about living sustainably in the north, the latest roads schemes through parks, to the continuing fight to protect wilderness.
Today, Interior Secretary announced strong protections for Teshekpuk Lake, Utukok Uplands and other special areas by adopting the final Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska. Thanks for all your efforts over the past decade getting to this point!
Thanks for turning out for the public meeting and sending comments. Over 200 Fairbanksans showed up to say that they did not support this proposed road. DOT made the right decision to drop the idea of building a new route through Creamer’s Field Refuge and will instead look at traffic solutions along the existing road. Yes, your Voice makes a difference!
Environmental organizations respond to announcement of settlement details between Golden Valley Electric Association and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to operate the Healy coal-fired power plant.