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

Thank you, House Natural Resources Committee!

Thank you, House Natural Resources Committee!

On May 1, members of the House Natural Resource Committee made a historic vote to move H.R. 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, forward. Today, we sent those members of Congress a thank you letter signed by 181 Alaskans from 43 communities,...

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Beneath the Surface of Alaska Mining Day

Beneath the Surface of Alaska Mining Day

A few years ago, the Alaska mining industry’s political allies declared May 10 Alaska Mining Day, with the intention to “recognize and honor the intrepid individuals and industry that played an enormous role in settling and developing the territory and the state and...

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Arctic Refuge Action: What’s Next?

Arctic Refuge Action: What’s Next?

“Protecting the coastal plain is protecting our identity, our human rights, and our culture. We need to protect the coastal plain because it gives us life. It makes us who we are. Those who attempt to exploit this sacred place have taken aim at our communities and...

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Upcoming Events

Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
12:00 pm
Celebrate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at the 23rd Run for the Refuge trail race,  a 10k run and a 5k walk/run.  This year’s race will take place on Sunday, July 14th. Race day registration[...]
University of Alaska Fairbanks Ski Trails

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