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Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Conserving and protecting habitats in Interior and Arctic Alaska for wildlife, culture, environmental health and future generations since 1971.


Job Opening // Program Director

The Program Director coordinates and administers all aspects of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s (Northern Center’s) Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs, and advises on all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.

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Northern Voices Speaker Series || Frank Soos

Northern Voices Speaker Series || Frank Soos

Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos will offer a sampling of books by contemporary Alaskan writers who venture off the road into a variety of natural environments.

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EXPLORATION PLAN APPROVED FOR SHELLS 2015 CHUKCHI SEA DRILLING

EXPLORATION PLAN APPROVED FOR SHELLS 2015 CHUKCHI SEA DRILLING

AK—Today the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved Royal Dutch Shell’s largest ever-contemplated exploration plan for the Chukchi Sea—often referred to as Lease Sale 193. The approval of Arctic Ocean drilling comes just days after the U.S. takeover of the Arctic Council, where their top priority is addressing the increasing threats of climate change in the region. This is in direct contrast to the Obama Administration’s commitment to immediate and effective climate action.

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Media Release: Lease Sales in the Chukchi Sea confirmed

Media Release: Lease Sales in the Chukchi Sea confirmed

The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed Lease sales in the Chukchi Sea. These lease sales will allow Royal Dutch Shell to reenter the Arctic Ocean for oil and gas development.

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Winter 2015 The Northern Line

Winter 2015 The Northern Line

Here's our latest Digital Issue of The Northern Line - Winter 2015.

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Additional Rules for Arctic Ocean Drilling

Additional Rules for Arctic Ocean Drilling

Media Release: New Arctic Ocean drilling requirements required by the Department of the Interior, but not in time to regulate Shells operation in the Chukchi Sea this summer.

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Feds OK first permanent road in NPR-A

Feds OK first permanent road in NPR-A

"Today's decision by the Bureau of Land Management is disappointing. The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve) is America's largest and most wild parcel of public land--a thriving and fragile ecosystem. This decision threatens the subsistence and cultural value of the Reserve's Special Areas. NPR-A should be protected to the highest extent possible to create a balance between conservation and development."

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Media Release - BOEM 5 year Ocean Plan

Media Release - BOEM 5 year Ocean Plan

Last week the federal Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) released its proposed five-year offshore leasing program for 2017-2022 including future leases in the Arctic Ocean.

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Chukchi Sea Drilling Lease

Chukchi Sea Drilling Lease

Northern Alaska Environmental Center media release for the BOEM final EIS regarding Lease Sale 193 which recommends drilling in the Chukchi Sea

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan Released - Media Release

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan Released - Media Release

The long-awaited Conservation Plan from USFWS has been released for the Arctic Refuge. Here is the Northern Center's Media Release for an Alaskan perspective.

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Media Release - Proposed Road to Ambler Cut from State Budget

Media Release - Proposed Road to Ambler Cut from State Budget

Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road Cut from FY2016 State Budget

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AIDEA MEETING - ROAD TO AMBLER

AIDEA MEETING - ROAD TO AMBLER

We need your help to stop the proposed industrial mining road to Ambler. AIDEA is holding a two-day meeting about the road in Fairbanks on December 16 & 17th, 2014.

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Road to Ambler Fact Sheets

Road to Ambler Fact Sheets

The proposed road to the Ambler Mining District would make thousands of acres in the Brooks Range accessible for open-pit mining. Read our fact sheets to find out more about the potential impacts of this mega-project.

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Air Quality Public Comment Period Open Now

Air Quality Public Comment Period Open Now

The public comment period is open now and there are opportunities to attend Open Houses to learn more about the SIP (State Implementation Plan) and to comment on it in person if you wish to. Written comments are due VERY soon: December 19, 2014.

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Alaska Wildlife Public Hearings Announced

Alaska Wildlife Public Hearings Announced

National Park Service-Alaska Sets Hearings for Sport Hunting Proposals. Written Comment period ends December 3, 2014.

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NIGHT FOR THE NORTH

NIGHT FOR THE NORTH

*updated Nov 1st. Register at the door. Raven Landing on Cowles, across from the library. 5:30pm Nov 1st.

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Northern Center Comments on wildlife

Northern Center Comments on wildlife

Here is a copy of a letter with comments from the Northern Center to the National Park service regarding the proposed rule-making for National Park Preserves in Alaska.

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The Northern Line Fall 2014

The Northern Line Fall 2014

Here is our latest version of The Northern Line - Fall 2014. Please click through to see what we've been working on and see what we have planned for the rest of this year.

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