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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.


Great Statewide turnout at HB77 hearings: Keep up the pressure!

Great Statewide turnout at HB77 hearings: Keep up the pressure!

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.

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New collection of Ginny Hill Wood's From the Woodpile Columns

New collection of Ginny Hill Wood's From the Woodpile Columns

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!

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Fairbanks Air Quality Public Hearing Jan. 7, 2014

Fairbanks Air Quality Public Hearing Jan. 7, 2014

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

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2013 Auction - Dancing Green!

2013 Auction - Dancing Green!

Please join us for our 2013 Fundraising Auction! Saturday, NOVEMBER 2nd 5:30pm start Princess Hotel TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

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Road to Umiat EIS: Public Comment Period Extends to July 26

Road to Umiat EIS: Public Comment Period Extends to July 26

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.

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Sizzling 17th Annual Run for the Refuge

Sizzling 17th Annual Run for the Refuge

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.

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Run for the Refuge Sunday July 28, 2013

Run for the Refuge Sunday July 28, 2013

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.

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Comments to BLM due April 11 -- Support White Mountains RECREATION not Mining

Comments to BLM due April 11 -- Support White Mountains RECREATION not Mining

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!

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Ginny Hill Wood, 95, passes on lasting wilderness legacy

Ginny Hill Wood, 95, passes on lasting wilderness legacy

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.

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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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