Countering the Administration’s Pandemic Profiteering

Countering the Administration’s Pandemic Profiteering

While Alaskans, like people around the world, have “hunkered down,” putting personal and professional projects, events, and celebrations on hold, finding creative ways to support vulnerable community members, and risking our own health and safety to show up for work,...
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...
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...
Defending the Western Arctic

Defending the Western Arctic

The current IAP was only recently completed, after years of working on a compromise, and yet this administration is determined to see Arctic Alaska only as a place to exploit for industrial profit,” said Ryan Marsh, Arctic Program Coordinator for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. “The Reserve is home to some of the richest lands and waters in Alaska, including Teshekpuk Lake and its surrounding wetlands. It is home to hundreds of species of migratory birds, caribou, polar bears, as well as the communities who have been stewards of these lands since long before they were designated a ‘petroleum reserve.’ Given all we know about the Western Arctic, and all we know about the impacts of climate change, especially in the North, it’s insulting and destructive that our government is advocating for more extraction, not less.

Take Action: Comment on the Willow Plan

Take Action: Comment on the Willow Plan

Overlapping plans and pushing boundaries in the Western Arctic The Willow Master Development Plan (MDP) refers to the proposal by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. to build up to five drill sites of up to 50 wells each, a central processing facility, an operations center...

Experiencing a Changing Alaska

This summer Arctic program intern, Sam Schillinger, traveled from New York, where she grew up and attends school at Parson’s School of Design, and experienced the record-breaking summer in Fairbanks. Like many of us, though the beauty and richness of the landscapes...
Take Action: Comment on Ambler road Draft EIS

Take Action: Comment on Ambler road Draft EIS

BLM Now Accepting Comments on Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement   The Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released on Friday, August 23rd, along with a schedule of public hearings.  The comment period was extended, and now ends on...
The Smoke Clears for the 23rd Annual Run for the Refuge

The Smoke Clears for the 23rd Annual Run for the Refuge

After a week of dense wildfire smoke enveloping Fairbanks, cleaner air over the weekend was a relief, allowing people to participate safely in the 23rd Annual Run for the Refuge on Sunday, July 14. 218 runners and walkers, including several youth participants, took...
Join us in supporting clean air in Fairbanks

Join us in supporting clean air in Fairbanks

The Northern Alaska Environmental Center supports the draft Serious State Implementation Plan (Serious SIP) prepared by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The Serious SIP is in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s June 2017...