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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.


2013 Legislative Priorities

2013 Legislative Priorities

Learn about the Northern Center's Legislative Priorities for the 2013 session.

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Good News! Interior Department Protects Teshekpuk Lake, other NPR-A Special Areas

Good News! Interior Department Protects Teshekpuk Lake, other NPR-A Special Areas

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!

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VICTORY! ADOT cancels Road through Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge!

VICTORY! ADOT cancels Road through Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge!

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!

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NAEC Members Speak, Salazar Listens on Western Arctic Plan

NAEC Members Speak, Salazar Listens on Western Arctic Plan

On Monday August 13, Interior Secretary Salazar outlined a proposal that will provide balance to the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska.

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Healy coal-fired plant Settlement Press Release

Healy coal-fired plant Settlement Press Release

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.

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Subhankar Banerjee coming to Fairbanks Tuesday, September 11!

Subhankar Banerjee coming to Fairbanks Tuesday, September 11!

Join us for an evening with world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee as he shares his latest book: “Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.”

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Get out and VOTE TUESDAY for Coastal Management

Get out and VOTE TUESDAY for Coastal Management

Click to read the top three reasons why you should vote YES on Prop 2.

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Yukon Tanana Area Plan- Comments Due Friday!

Yukon Tanana Area Plan- Comments Due Friday!

The Alaska DNR has a new plan that will serve as the basis for the management of 9 million acres of state lands and waters in the Interior for the next 20 years. Don't miss your chance to comment by August 31st!

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September 5th: Happy, Healthy, Smart: Why Children Need Nature

September 5th: Happy, Healthy, Smart: Why Children Need Nature

A broad coalition of teachers, public health workers, government officials, and parents from the public and private sector have teamed up to bring bestselling author, Richard Louv to Fairbanks for a free public lecture on Wednesday, September 5th.

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Tex-Mex Dinner Fundraiser for Camp Habitat This SATURDAY!

Tex-Mex Dinner Fundraiser for Camp Habitat This SATURDAY!

Enjoy south-of-the-border cuisine, groovy Latin music, and the annual fall migration of the Sandhill Cranes from Alaska to Texas and parts of Mexico. Fresh Tex-Mex food is $10/plate. All proceeds support Camp Habitat.

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Fairbanks Hosts its First "Hands Across the Sands" Event

Fairbanks Hosts its First "Hands Across the Sands" Event

Fairbanks is located in the interior of Alaska, but what happens in our oceans affects us all. As a gateway to the Arctic, we express solidarity with coastal peoples. On August 4th, we'll gather at the Northern Center (830 College Road) at 11am to share stories about the Arctic Ocean, take the official hands across the sands (backyard) picture, and enjoy a potluck picnic.

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Breaking News: Brooks Range Council Forms to Stop Ambler Road

Breaking News: Brooks Range Council Forms to Stop Ambler Road

This summer, a group of Alaskans from the central Brooks Range and beyond came together to create the Brooks Range Council (BRC) – an organization intended to halt the state’s plans to build the proposed road to the Ambler Mining District from the Dalton Highway, in the northwest Alaskan arctic. Click to read more!

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THIS SUNDAY-Run for the Refuge! Register NOW!

THIS SUNDAY-Run for the Refuge! Register NOW!

On Sunday, July 29th, NAEC will host its 16th annual Run for the Refuge at the UAF West Ridge Ski Hut. The event is a community-centered 5k and 10k for walkers and runners of all ages to support the Arctic Refuge. This year, the two participants who raise the most money through pledges will win a gift certificate for a round trip ticket to the arctic with Wright Air!

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GVEA: Clean Energy or Coal?

GVEA: Clean Energy or Coal?

Information related to Golden Valley Electric Association's efforts to start the Healy "Clean Coal" Plant and the Northern Center's role.

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Boots, Bikes and Bombers Book on Ginny Hill Wood

Boots, Bikes and Bombers Book on Ginny Hill Wood

Boots, Bikes and Bombers: a book about NAEC hero, Ginny Hill Wood is available NOW!

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Don't be Fuelish results through June 1st

Don't be Fuelish results through June 1st

Check them out! Participants have saved 25,435.8 fuelish miles which means more cash in their wallet and less pollutants in the air! Sign your organization up today! It's never too late to start saving! Click on the small table to enlarge.

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Alaskans ask for Balanced Plan that Protects Special Places; NPR-A comment period closes

Alaskans ask for Balanced Plan that Protects Special Places; NPR-A comment period closes

Significant support was shown by Alaskans for a balanced land management approach that protects special areas for wildlife, cultural values, and recreation in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. See what Rep. John Dingell, Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, and the Northern Center say about this prized place!

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State of Alaska taking public comments for Preliminary Best Interest Finding on biomass utilization in Tanana Valley State Forest.

State of Alaska taking public comments for Preliminary Best Interest Finding on biomass utilization in Tanana Valley State Forest.

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry (DOF), has given formal notice that they have prepared a Preliminary Best Interest Finding on the subject of DOF's intent to negotiate a 25 year contract for biomass utilization in the Tok, Alaska area.

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Back in the Day..Before Oil Lecture Wednesday, June 13!

Back in the Day..Before Oil Lecture Wednesday, June 13!

Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm in Schaible Auditorium. Free public lecture by Dr. Terrence Cole.

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New Map Offers Interactive View of Hardrock Mining!

New Map Offers Interactive View of Hardrock Mining!

We are proud to introduce a new, comprehensive, interactive map showing all active hardrock exploration projects and operating mines in Alaska, complete with links to more information about each one.

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