Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Promoting conservation of the environment and sustainable resource stewardship in Interior and Arctic Alaska through education and advocacy

Northern Alaska Environmental Center

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center is an Alaska-based conservation organization dedicated to protecting the land, waters and wildlife of Interior and Arctic Alaska for current and future generations to use and enjoy. We understand the unique challenges of living in Alaska and seek to balance natural resource development with conserving what makes Alaska special.

Northern Alaska Environmental Center - Promoting Conservation and Responsible Natural Resource Development
The Northern Center is committed to defending special places in Northern and Interior Alaska from irresponsible extraction activities, and promoting local initiatives to protect the health and way of life of people living in Fairbanks and Interior Alaska.

Our Guiding Principles

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center:

  1. Believes that a healthy environment is a prerequisite for a sustainable economy.
  2. Bases conservation decisions on sound science and ethics.
  3. Uses our stakeholders’ energy, expertise and enthusiasm to strengthen the organization.
  4. Seeks opportunities to collaborate with federal, state and local government agencies, and with other organizations to enhance our effectiveness.
  5. Supports the establishment, protection and appropriate stewardship of designated Wilderness areas, as well other less-restrictive management that protects sustainable uses of non-Wilderness wild lands.
  6. Values healthy and intact ecosystems where habitat fragmentation is minimized and wildlands are respected.
  1. Favors stewardship over intensive management of natural resources, in order to meet the needs of the present generation without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
  2. Encourages the implementation of clean energy technologies and management practices that minimize air, water and noise pollution and impacts on habitat.
  3. Supports public processes—including use of legal, legislative, and administrative systems—in natural resource use decisions.
  4. Expects to comment on issues in our areas of expertise and interest.
  5. Puts our greatest effort into issues whose results are irreversible or long lasting.
  6. Employs clear, honest communication and constructive dialogue.

Latest News

Opportunity in the Midst of Transformation

Opportunity in the Midst of Transformation

It has been a dramatic and anxiety-inducing week. Like many of you, I have been glued to the news trying to understand what I need to keep myself and my loved ones safe, and what this means for Alaska as a whole. The week started  with a severe downturn in the stock...

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Call for 2020 Featured Art

Call for 2020 Featured Art

Each year, The Northern Alaska Environmental Center chooses an artist whose work embodies the spirit of Northern Alaska, and features an original work on publicity materials. In 2019, we tried out something different, and featured one image, Apay'uq Moore's "Splendors...

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Upcoming Events

Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4:00 pm
Mark your calendars: Northbound is back, August 15, 2020! We had a great time last year, and our backyard music festival fundraiser will be even better in 2020. Keep an eye out for more info[...]

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