The Northern Line Winter 2018

The Northern Line Winter 2018

We’re pleased to announce the Winter 2018 edition of The Northern Line! The issue is available online, and limited print copies will be available at our office soon. Read the editor’s note below, and the entire issue on issuu.com. Enjoy! Editor’s...
Stand for Being Heard

Stand for Being Heard

I caught my first salmon almost by accident. Canvassing a beach on Montague Island for glass fishing floats, we came across a creek so choked with pinks, I tried to bear-hug one out of the current into my arms. I ended up with a soaked chest instead of a fish, so we...
Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

Speaking out and learning from the Kuskokwim

On August 13, the Army Corps of Engineers issued their Record of Decision (ROD) on the Donlin Gold Mine, authorizing the project to move forward despite local concerns. In a press release, Mary Matthias, the Natural Resources Director for the Orutsaramiut Native...
How can you speak out for the Refuge?

How can you speak out for the Refuge?

The scoping period for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for leasing the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ended on June 19. Scoping was the first step in public engagement required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....
Cracking the Landscape: Birds and the Ambler Road

Cracking the Landscape: Birds and the Ambler Road

Like a small crack in a windshield, a road to the Ambler Mining District could send consequences throughout the vast tracts of intact wildland this proposed 211-mile industrial intrusion would traverse. For a glimpse at the potential ramifications on wildlife, we need look no further than birds.

Roles of Movement

Roles of Movement

Fairbanks has been a flourish of grassroots activity since the election. The energy is palpable. I cannot count the number of people asking, “what can I do?” There is an incredibly rooted energy that runs deep within Fairbanks between groups and individuals that have been sharing their energy and emotional capital for years, in some cases decades or generations.