Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Conserving and protecting habitats in Interior and Arctic Alaska for wildlife, culture, environmental health and future generations since 1971.
Public hearings testimony across the state overwhelmingly opposed HB 77 ~ Alaskans do not want to be silenced on decisions affecting on our lands and waters! Find the latest here.
We honor one of the "Grandmothers of Alaska Conservation" in remembrance of Ginny's passing at 95 on March 8, 2013. From the Woodpile~ The Writings of Ginny Hill Wood from The Northern Line (April 1981-Fall 2005) is Now Online!
Come testify at the ADEC Air Quality Public Hearing Jan 7, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Westmark Hotel Yukon Room- 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks
Please join us for our 2013 Fundraising Auction! Saturday, NOVEMBER 2nd 5:30pm start Princess Hotel TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
Despite major, publicized opposition from North Slope Communities and others, the Alaska Legislature authorized $8 million more to complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Umiat Road, as requested by Gov. Parnell. The Corps of Engineers moved quickly to begin EIS scoping. You can get involved by providing comments.
An 11-year old girl wins 5K women’s race on Sunday August 28 at UAF ski trails to celebrate the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Find Race scores for the 5K and 10K races here.
Yes! There is Race Day Registration starting at noon (online registration is closed). First 150 to register get free tee shirt! There are fantastic door prizes for race participants, including an Arctic Circle Adventure from Northern Alaska Tour Company and others from our local race sponsors.
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!
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.
Learn about the Northern Center's Legislative Priorities for the 2013 session.
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!
On Monday August 13, Interior Secretary Salazar outlined a proposal that will provide balance to the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska.
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.
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.”
Click to read the top three reasons why you should vote YES on Prop 2.