OUR MISSION: Trustees for Alaska uses the law to protect and defend Alaska's lands, waters, wildlife, and people.
OUR HISTORY: Keep Alaska Wild
The vast wilderness areas in Alaska support a huge and diverse ecosystem. They support the majority of America’s fish harvest. They are the heart of Alaska’s tourist economy. Most importantly, Alaska’s environment has intrinsic value that defies measurement in economic terms. Alaskans know this on a deep level, and so do people all across America. Federal law and the laws of our state, up to and including the state constitution, have laid out a framework of protections so that we can be good stewards of our resources, keeping Alaska special – and wild – for the long term. But today, Alaska is being threatened by the destructive trend of unconscious development. We face an onslaught of efforts to circumvent the public process and force through plans that would enrich a few while forever destroying the Alaskan way of life. The consequences of failing to protect our last few wild places are huge. Our government must follow its own rules, treating everyone equally in the public process. As we have seen, this won’t happen without vigilant oversight.
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ALASKA'S BIG WILD LIFE
We measure Alaska with superlatives—the tallest mountains, the wildest parks, the biggest salmon and bear, the largest herds of caribou. The wild pervades Alaska’s forests, coastline, waterways and public lands. It defines Alaska’s wildlife, from Tundra insects and salmon fry to puffins, whales and brown bears. The wild is the heart of the tourism economy, and it makes us proud to call Alaska home. You can help keep the wild in Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife.
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Alaska’s wild is worth protecting. You can help by donating when filling out your PFD application by March 31, 2017. Right now, Alaska’s lands, waters, wildlife and communities face significant threats. Already, Congress has removed safeguards that keep our water and air clean by repealing protections like the Stream Protection Rule. Politicians have targeted other protections that maintain wildlife diversity, reduce carbon emissions, and prevent pollution.
WE HAVE ONE CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT
Trustees for Alaska believes we have one chance to get it right in Alaska – and endless opportunities to get it wrong. For decades, Trustees for Alaska has been the legal backbone of environmental advocacy in Alaska. We are a homegrown Alaska law firm with over four decades of experience. Our legal work addresses oil and gas development, mining, toxic waste, public land use, predator control, marine resources, and the preservation of pristine places like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Our successes have set significant legal precedent in in state and federal law.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A LAWYER TO HELP
With every Alaskan's help, we can fight for the wild in Alaska. We can defend against attacks in court, Congress, and our state legislature. Those who want to weaken environmental protections are holding positions of great power, and it’s up to us to make sure they listen to Alaskans and follow the law. Your support helps us provide a legal voice for Trustees clients and the Alaska environment.
Your Pick.Click.Give donations allow us to provide free counsel and legal services on pressing conservation issues. Your support helps keep Alaska’s wild places special.
For more information, please contact Tracy Lohman, Development Director, at (907) 433-2006 or firstname.lastname@example.org