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Clean Water and Mining Program

In the context of mineral resource development, the Clean Water and Mining Program works for an Alaska where environmental policies, laws, and project permitting provides for the preservation of intact ecosystems in Interior and Arctic Alaska. Join with us to continue to work for environmental preservation in Alaska.

In the context of mineral resource development, the Clean Water and Mining Program works for an Alaska where environmental policies, laws, and project permitting provides for the preservation of intact ecosystems in Interior and Arctic Alaska.  Join with us to continue to work for environmental preservation in Alaska.

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We work at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that mineral resource development and permitting decisions protect critical habitat, wildplaces, and cultural values.

 

Tundra CreekClean Water and Wilderness Protection

By working to ensure that land management plans provide for wildlife, habitat, acquatic ecosystem, and cultural protection, we are able to ensure that later mineral development projects are done in a way that protects these same values.

 

Fort Knox AerialMines in Alaska

There are currently six hardrock mines operating in Alaska, four of which are in the Interior and Western Arctic. It is essential that ongoing operations at these mines and all new projects comply with laws and permit conditions meant to protect Alaska's waters, lands, and wildlife.

 

Water Quality Report CoverMineral Resource Development Information

Mineral resource development involves compliance with many state and federal laws, and a complex system of leases and patents. Please take a minute to learn about the system.

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Map of Hardrock Exploration in Alaska

This interactive, dynamically updated map shows the location of every hardrock exploration project and operating mine in Alaska as well as information such as companies involved, metals sought, and the size of prospect etc.   This map is created and maintained by Ground Truth Trekking.

 

2009 NAEC Logo-WEBsmQuick Links Page

For more information regarding the role of State & Federal Agencies and  conservation groups in Alaska explore our links page.

 

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